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Is Ummaya or Omaya a Muslim girl name?


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Ummaya and Omaya are different spellings of Umayya, which is a non-Quranic name for boys and girls that means "servant", "slave", as in "servant of God". Umayya was a common name at the advent of Islam and many Sahaba and Sahabiaat (male and female companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah upon him and his companions) had this name. It is pronounced [(OO)ps] + [(MAY)] + [(YU)mmy] and can also be written as Umayyah, Omayyah, Umaia, Umaiah, Umayah in English. It is written as أُمَيَّة in Arabic.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 7th of June 2016 05:42:56 PM

    My name is Umaya is that name ok? Because the other spellings didnt spell it Umaya.

  2. on Saturday 1st of October 2016 07:40:04 AM

    امیہ مطلب لونڈی کا بچہ پہلی بار استعمال ہوا جب ہاشم کے بھائ یہودی لونڈی کا بچہ لائے تو سب بولے امیہ

  3. on Sunday 18th of August 2019 06:55:45 PM

    Umayya is a good name for girls.i heard about Rabbah ibn umayya ibn khalf who had a loud voice so he repeated the last sermon (khutba hijatul widah) after Holy prophet Muhammad a name of sahabi.

  4. on Thursday 7th of October 2021 11:16:30 PM

    Is Omaya fine for a muslim name?
    I would like to name my daughter that .

  5. on Tuesday 20th of September 2022 05:31:26 PM

    To parents who may be considering giving this name. I wear it. It is difficult to bear the burden of being born with a name implying servitude, or enslavement. I am faithful to God, but it is not due to my name. I would have preferred to be reminded in my name of a virtue, or a quality. Not a condition of powerlessness. Everything I do for God, it is my will. Not because I am his slave.

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