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Gender: Female Meaning of Safiyya: "confidante, best friend" Origin of Safiyya: Arabic

The name Safiyya is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "confidante, best friend". Safiyya and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Friend or Friendly and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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 Huyayy, a wife of the Prophet Muhammad
Saffiyah binte ‘Abd al-Muṭṭalib, companion and aunt of Muhammad
Safiyyah bint Abi al-'As, mother of Ramla bint Abi Sufyan, another wife of Muhammad

Pop Culture References for the name Safiyya

Safiya Nygaard, Youtube personality, formerly working with Buzzfeed

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