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Soheymah

A Quranic Name for Girls

Soheymah is variant of Suhaima and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Soheymah or Suhaima, both are correct and acceptable. If you like this variant more and you'd like to pronounce it the way it is spelled (different than the original name), this is perfectly acceptable. For more details please see the main entry at: Suhaima.

Full Meaning of Soheymah

Soheymah is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means “little arrow”, it comes from sahm, which means “arrow” (the pointed piece of wood that is shot from a bow, used in hunting and in war). It is an ancient Arabic name for girls and the name of a number of Sahabiyaat (pious women who lived at the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah upon him and his companions), such as Soheymah bint Aslam bint Huraysh bint Udayy, Soheymah bint Masud bint Aws and Soheymah bint Umair al-Ansariyya. Soheymah is derived from the S-H26-M root which is used in verse 37:141 of the Quran:

So he took part in the casting of lots, but was of those who are cast off. (Quran 37:141)

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