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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of SamaHigh Status, Exalted, Sublime and Superb
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How to pronounce Sama

SUpper + MAn

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Sama in Arabic)سَمَا
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of SamaSema Semaa Sama
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Quranic Root
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Meaning of Sama

Sama is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means “her status was raised”, “she became exalted”, “she became honored”. The difference between this name and Samaa (sky) is that Sama has the emphasis on the first syllable (SAma), while Samaa‘s emphasis is on the second syllable (saMAA). Sama is derived from the S-M-A root (“high status”, “sky”, “name”) which is used in many places in the Quran.

Then is He who is a maintainer of every soul, [knowing] what it has earned, [like any other]? But to Allah they have attributed partners. Say, “Name them. Or do you inform Him of that which He knows not upon the earth or of what is apparent of speech?” Rather, their [own] plan has been made attractive to those who disbelieve, and they have been averted from the way. And whomever Allah leaves astray – there will be for him no guide. (Quran 13:33)
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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 7th of May 2017 01:17:09 PM

    Allah swt says in Surah Al Araf verse 40: abwab-us-sama. This means doors of heaven. Is the name Sama not a direct Quranic name?

  2. on Monday 3rd of July 2017 06:30:07 PM

    The word سما does not appear in the Holy Quran even once, therefore it would be misleading to say that this is a ‘Quranic’ name. Moreover, it’s not even a noun in Arabic – it’s a verb in the past tense. Verbs are not kept as names! Nouns can be names – but not all of them. The actual spelling of this word is سماء which means ‘sky’ – which again, although being a noun, is not an Islamic name – let alone being a Quranic name. Even non-Muslims don’t keep this name. Have you ever heard a Christian girl called ‘Sky’?!

  3. on Friday 21st of July 2017 05:11:24 PM

    Sama and Sana are both used as names even though they are verbs. There is no such thing as a rule that says verbs cannot be used as names.

    As the article says, it is “indirectly” mentioned, which means while its root is in the Quran, the word itself is not.

    Sama is part of the Sultan Qaboos survey of Arab names, meaning that it is used as a name, even if you personally haven’t heard of it.

  4. on Wednesday 4th of July 2018 06:09:06 AM

    Someone here commented that a non Muslim has never been named Sky. Yes, there are the names Sky, Skye and Skai. By the way, Sama can also be spelled like Samah, Summah or Samaa, this name can also mean mountain.

  5. on Wednesday 13th of May 2020 02:57:32 AM

    Sama’a Al-Hamdani is a famous bearer who is of Yemeni origin

  6. on Wednesday 13th of May 2020 03:35:03 AM

    I have seen a number of Arabs with this name meaning sky so it is a real used name

  7. on Wednesday 13th of May 2020 03:36:51 AM

    Oops but wanna add I’ve seen Arab women with the name meaning sky spelled as سمــــاء

  8. on Tuesday 26th of May 2020 11:33:17 AM

    My name is Sama. Pron: SAma

    That is my name. Thank you very much…

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