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What does Samia mean?

Samia Pronunciation of Samia [samia] as a name for girls is of Arabic origin, and Samia means "on high, exalted". Samia is an alternate spelling of Samya (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic, high (great), exalted.


Creative forms:
(female) Simia, Simmia, ..

(male) Sais, Sarik, ..

Middle name pairings:
Samia Yusra (S.Y.), ..

How popular is Samia?

Samia is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#61544 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Samia was first listed in 1999 and reached its top rank of #1543 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is presently at #1762. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Samya is the only other prominent variation form of Samia (#1762 a year ago). These relations of Samia reached the height of their popularity a decade ago (median #1388) and have become much less common since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Samia, Samya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Samia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Samia is pronounced similarly to Cima, Cyma, Samey, Sami, Samma, Sammee, Sammey, Sammi, Sammie, Seema, Sima, Simah, Soma, Syma and Zuma. Other suggested similar names are Camia, Carmia, Catia, Damia, Daria, Davia, Demia, Dumia, Gaia, Halia, Jamia, Kalia, Karmia, Kazia, Maia, Maria, Nania, Nasia, Pania, Pavia, Pazia, Rania, Rasia, Sacha, Sada, Sadia, Sadie, Sadira, Safia, Salima, Salma, Sam, Samaria, Samira, Samirah, Sana, Sancia, Sanna, Sara, Saria, Sariah, Sarika, Sarita, Sarra, Sasa, Saskia, Satina, Semira, Shalia, Shamika, Shamira, Shania, Sonia, Stacia, Stasia, Tajia, Tania, Vania, Xavia and Zakia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Samia.

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