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A Quranic Name for Girls

How to pronounce Safaa

SUmmer + FAr

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Safaa in Arabic)صفا
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of SafaaSafa Sapha Sepha Sephaa Sefa Sefaa Sapha Saphaa Safa
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Meaning of Safaa

Safaa is an Arabic name for girls that means “purity”, “innocence”. If spelled slightly differently in Arabic (but pronounced the same in English), it can also refer to a hill in Mecca, and its relation to Islam is due to the importance of this hill to the Hajj proceedings, which commemorate Hajar when she ran between the two hills searching for water for her son Ismaeel (alaihuma salam). It is mentioned once in the Quran:

Indeed, the Safaa and Marwah are among the symbols of Allah. So whoever makes Hajj to the House or performs ‘umrah – there is no blame upon him for walking between them. And whoever volunteers good – then indeed, Allah is appreciative and Knowing. {2:158}

The word Safaa which means “purity” is written as صفاء in Arabic, while the name of the hill in Mecca is written as صفا.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Monday 29th of December 2014 02:03:14 PM

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    Whether I can name my baby girl as ” Sarah Al Safa ” or “Sarah Safa”

  2. on Tuesday 12th of May 2015 05:24:00 PM

    Thats not true, Safaa could be named as man in some countries as Iraq which is more the 80% male names.any way it is for man and women.

  3. on Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:34:41 PM

    Safa and marwa are femail names in GCC countries

  4. on Thursday 11th of February 2016 01:54:33 PM

    میں اپنی بیٹی کا نام رکھنا چاہتا ہوں. دو نام زیرغور ہیں صفاء, زنیرہ

  5. on Tuesday 14th of June 2016 10:20:51 AM

    men apni bati ka naam safaa noor rakhna chata hon plz adviz me kya men rakh sata hon kuch dost katy hen k y nam mushkil pesh krsata h larki k ly plz help me

  6. on Friday 21st of October 2016 08:42:34 AM

    I am looking to name my baby Maryam Safaa, or Maryam Sakinah. Are these good names?

  7. on Sunday 30th of October 2016 05:24:16 AM

    I’m proud yo get a name safa,because it represents one of the important character which a girl should have

  8. on Wednesday 7th of June 2017 12:13:28 PM

    My name is safa so I have wondered if mariam means purity also?

  9. on Friday 21st of July 2017 08:39:23 AM

    My daughter name was safa I love this name it is a hill name I am proud to be for Allah

  10. on Sunday 19th of November 2017 01:12:49 PM

    Salam you ok wood you like to come with us to town

  11. on Monday 8th of January 2018 05:15:50 PM

    My husband is from Iraq and his name is Safaa. And I know couple of other men too whose name is Safaa, so indeed it’s a man’s name too, at least in Iraq.

  12. on Wednesday 29th of August 2018 09:07:18 PM

    My name is Safaa and my sister is called Marwa after the mountains

  13. on Sunday 25th of November 2018 06:42:42 PM

    Safa name meaning Kya ha aur ksa rhy ga me Na apni bati k rakna ha plz help

  14. on Wednesday 10th of April 2019 10:44:50 AM

    The word Safaa which means “purity” is written as صفاء in Arabic, while the name of the hill in Mecca is written as صفا

  15. on Tuesday 5th of May 2020 04:21:40 PM

    Me apni beti ka nam safa rakhna chati hn Kia thk h
    8 February 2020 sunday time10,30

  16. on Tuesday 11th of January 2022 07:51:06 AM

    The name “Safaa Maryam” for girl. Is the name correct according to Arabic grammar and Islamic value?

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