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Gender: Female Pronunciation: sa-MEE-ya Meaning of Samiya: "high, exalted, praised" Origin of Samiya: Arabic

The name Samiya is a girl's name of Arabic, African origin meaning "high, exalted, praised". Samiya and is often added to lists like New Baby Names on the Rise and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite name".

From the experts:

Samiya is a name used by parents of both Arabic and African ancestry. Spelling variations include Samiyah, Samiah, and Samia.

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Famous People Named Samiya

Samiya Mumtaz, Pakistani actress
Samiya Bashir, American poet

Pop Culture References for the name Samiya


MontessoriMeg Says:


I have only heard this name pronounced with a MY sound, not a MEE sound