Safiyah is a girl’s name of Swahili, Arabic, and Hindi origins, meaning “friend” and “pure.” Thanks to her associations with kindness, innocence, and camaraderie, this name is perfect for baby who can strike up friendship with ease. The virtuous name is a variant of Safiya, who was one of the wives of the Prophet and founder of Islam, Muhammad. Safiyah’s multi-faceted etymology is a fitting choice for parents of Islam faith wishing to honor their religion while separately possessing an etymology that’s universally praised.
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