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Girl Name: Safiyah

Name: Safiyah
Pronunciation: \s(a)-fi-yah\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: friend; pure
Origin: Swahili
Sounds Like: Sofiah, Sofia, Sofya
Variant forms: Safia, Safiya


Safiyah \s(a)-fi-yah\ as a girl's name is pronounced sa-FEE-ah. It is of Arabic, Hindi and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Safiyah is "friend; pure".

Safiyah has 2 variant forms: Safia and Safiya.

Baby names that sound like Safiyah are Sofiah, Sofia and Sofya.


Safiyah is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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