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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of RuqayyaHigh Status, Exalted, Sublime and Superb
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How to pronounce Ruqayya

Run + pUt + IraQ (the country) (also valid Cute) + prAY + YUmmy

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Ruqayya in Arabic)رقية
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of RuqayyaRukeye Ruqaya Ruqeya Rouqaya Ruqayyah Rukaia Roukia Ruqayyeh Rokayeh Rokayyeh Rokayyah Roqayeh Roqayyeh Roqayyah Roukayeh
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Quranic Root
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Meaning of Ruqayya

Ruqayya is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means “sublime”, “ascending”, “great”, “evolving”, “maturing”. It is the name of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter who was also wife of Uthman ibn Affan, peace and blessings of Allah upon the Prophet and his family and companions. Ruqayya is derived from the R-Q-A root which is used in a number of places in the Quran.

And they say, “We will not believe you until you break open for us from the ground a spring. Or [until] you have a garden of palm tress and grapes and make rivers gush forth within them in force [and abundance]. Or you make the heaven fall upon us in fragments as you have claimed or you bring Allah and the angels before [us]. Or (show us) that you have a well adorned house of your own, or climb into the sky. We shall never believe that you have climbed into the sky until you bring us a book that we can read.” Say, “All glory belongs to my Lord. Am I more than a mortal Messenger?”

Or [that] the dominion over the heavens and the earth and all that is between them is theirs? Why, then, let them try to ascend [to God-like power] by all [conceivable] means! [But] there it is: any and all human beings, however [strongly] leagued together, are bound to suffer defeat [whenever they refuse to accept the truth]. (Quran 38:10-11)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Saturday 12th of March 2016 09:03:45 AM

    MAA SHAA ALLAAH! Ruqayya is my dear friend name

  2. on Saturday 12th of March 2016 09:07:44 AM

    RUQAYYA is beautiful name beyond great meaning i love it

  3. on Friday 9th of September 2016 03:21:30 AM

    I named my daughter Ruqayya…..I just love the sound n above that it is the name of prophet Mohammed’s daughter.

  4. on Thursday 23rd of February 2017 06:07:50 PM

    I’m named Ruqayyah (; It means rise, ascent. Alhamdulillah, I’m so glad my parents chose this name for me, it’s a lovely Islamic name with a beautiful meaning. S

  5. on Tuesday 7th of November 2017 06:19:56 AM

    Masha Allah And Thanks To My Parent For Choosing This Good Name For Me

  6. on Saturday 29th of September 2018 07:44:15 AM

    My name is ruqaya and I love it sooo much
    I feel so proud to say my name

  7. on Wednesday 12th of February 2020 08:37:19 PM

    Write your comment named Rukayya which am very proud of it

  8. on Saturday 15th of February 2020 01:17:27 AM

    My name is Ruqaia. I haven’t seen any spellings like this one before. Is it correct ?

  9. on Sunday 29th of March 2020 08:38:07 PM

    My name is Rukayat. A friend of mine asked me of the meaning I was like I don’t know the meaning, that the name was giving to me by my parents not until today,,, Wow I love it

  10. on Friday 30th of April 2021 07:11:02 PM

    masha allah my name is ruqayyah am very glad to bear the name its sound special

  11. on Sunday 2nd of May 2021 09:36:14 AM


  12. on Monday 26th of December 2022 05:30:49 PM

    Ma sha Allah. I just named my daughter today Ruqayya.

  13. on Saturday 12th of August 2023 07:30:35 AM

    Ruqayya bint al-Ḥusayn is said to have been a daughter of Husayn ibn Ali, the third Imam in Twelver Shia.

  14. on Saturday 12th of August 2023 07:34:30 AM

    Ruqayya bint ʿAlī was a daughter of the First imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s). She is considered an Alid saint, her mother is Al-Sahba bint Rabi’a. She is claimed to be a full-sister of Abbas ibn Ali on a name plate in her mashhad in Cairo, where she is traditionally considered to be a patron saint.

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