Arabic"confidante, best friend"
Safiyya Origin and Meaning
The name Safiyya is 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