Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Samiyah

Samiyah is an embellished spelling of Samiya (سامية), a female name of Arabic origin and equivalent to the masculine Sāmi meaning “elevated, sublime”. Although Samiya is a common name among Arabic speakers, in terms of the Western World (besides Arab immigrants) this is a name which has mainly been embraced within the African-American community, such as African-American poet Samiya Bashir. Not only that, but the “-iyah” name suffix has been going gangbusters ever since music fans were introduced to Aaliyah in the 1990s. Don’t believe us? Just consider the following names Samiyah joins on the U.S. charts today: Aaliyah, Amiyah, Aniyah, Jaliyah, Janiyah, Kaliyah, Laniyah, Maliyah, Mariyah, Saniyah, Taliyah, Taniyah, Zaniyah and Zariyah.

All About the Baby Name – Samiyah

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME SAMIYAH

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME SAMIYAH

Samiyah is very new to the American female naming charts making her debut in 2009. There’s not much to be said about Samiyah’s potential staying-power; it’s just too soon to determine. All of the “-iyah” names have a lovely sing-song, poetic quality. They are original, meaningful names that carry much significance to their name bearers. Samiyah in particular is an “exalted” name choice.

Quick Facts

ON SAMIYAH

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

880

PRONUNCIATION:

sә-MEE-ah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Elevated, sublime

Characteristics

OF SAMIYAH

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Samiyah

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME SAMIYAH

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Popular Songs

ON SAMIYAH

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Famous People

NAMED SAMIYAH

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Children of Famous People

NAMED SAMIYAH

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME SAMIYAH

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