Arabic, alternative transcription of Asiya
"pensive, wistful, melancholic"

Asiyah Origin and Meaning

The name Asiyah is a girl's name meaning "pensive, wistful, melancholic".

In Islamic tradition, Asiya was the wife of Pharaoh and the adoptive mother of Moses. She is celebrated as an exemplar woman for accepting monotheism and going against her husband's beliefs in order to be faithful to Allah. Some scholars believe that Moses went on to name the continent of Asia in her honor.

Made familiar by Aaliyah and Aisha, with an important namesake behind it, Asiyah is popular choice among Muslim parents in the UK, where Asiya, Asiyah, and Aasiyah all ranked in the Top 1000 for 2022.

Asiyah Popularity