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What does Safiyah mean?

Safiyah Pronunciation of Safiyah [safiyah] as a girls' name is pronounced sa-FEE-ah. It is of Arabic, Hindi and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Safiyah is "friend; pure".

ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, pure (virgin)


VARIANTS Safia, Safiya

(female) Sefiyah, ..


Safiyah Phoenix (S.P.), ..

How popular is Safiyah?

Safiyah is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Safiyah is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Safiyah has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Safiyah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Safiyah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Safiyah is pronounced similarly to Sofia, Sofiah and Sofya. Other suggested similar names are Aaliyah, Aliyah, Ariyah, Chaniyah, Daliah, Daliyah, Datiah (see Datya), Dayah, Galilah, Giliyah, Habibah, Haibah, Halimah, Haninah, Haniyah, Hanniyah, Hanyah, Havivah, Jaliyah, Jamilah, Kamilah, Karimah, Kefirah, Laliah, Latifah, Maiah, Maiyah, Majidah, Nadirah, Nailah, Naimah, Natifah, Rainah, Raziah, Sabah, Sabrah, Sacoya, Sadah, Saffran, Safira, Saharah, Saira, Sairah, Salimah, Salina, Salmah, Samia, Samirah, Sannah, Sariah, Sarika, Sarina, Sarita, Satina, Sebinah, Selimah, Shadiya, Shainah, Shamirah, Sharayah, Shilah, Shirah, Siliya, Taimah, Taliah, Taoimah (see Taima), Umniyah, Yaffah, Yaminah, Zahirah, Zakiah and Zariah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Safiyah.

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