"confidante, best friend"

Safiyya Origin and Meaning

The name Safiyya is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "confidante, best friend".
The fact that this is pronounced sah-FEE-yah would cause Western ears to hear it as Sophia.

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Famous People Named Safiyya

  • Safiyyah bint Huyayya wife of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Saffiyah binte ‘Abd alMuṭṭalib, companion and aunt of Muhammad
  • Safiyyah bint Abi al'As, mother of Ramla bint Abi Sufyan, another wife of Muhammad

Safiyya in Pop Culture

  • Safiya NygaardYoutube personality, formerly working with Buzzfeed

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