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*Flossy*
01-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether Sofiya/Sofiyah/Sophiya is an islamic name and if so what is the meaning of it?

Thanks for replies in advance :thumbs_up

P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong place again :X
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roohani.doctor
01-19-2009, 06:46 PM
I'm not sure if its an Islamic name...my friend is Iranian and her names Sofia and she's Muslim....I know it means wisdom in Greek.
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Ansariyah
01-19-2009, 07:23 PM
It actually is an Islamic name, I have a cousin named that..

I heard Sophiya is like almost Safiyah.
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*Flossy*
01-19-2009, 07:35 PM
Would it still be Islamic if I were to spell it with a Y, i.e. Sofiya/Sofiyah instead of Sofia?

Sorry, but I don't really trust the names sites because some of the ones i've been on have different meanings on each for the same name :-/
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Ansariyah
01-19-2009, 07:44 PM
Originally Posted by *Flossy*
Would it still be Islamic if I were to spell it with a Y, i.e. Sofiya/Sofiyah instead of Sofia?

Sorry, but I don't really trust the names sites because some of the ones i've been on have different meanings on each for the same name :-/
I think u can spell it really however way u see fit...:p:
There are no rules..

Which way do u like the most? :sunny:

Example: Some people will spell Mohamed Mohammed, Mohamad, Mohhammed.

Btw Muslims are allowed to have non-arabic names so long it's not a demeaning/bad name..So there is really no requirement to have an arabic name.
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Fishman
01-19-2009, 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by Yanoorah
Btw Muslims are allowed to have non-arabic names so long it's not a demeaning/bad name..So there is really no requirement to have an arabic name.
:sl:
Yup, plenty of names that are usually considered Muslim names aren't even Arabic. Take 'Khan' as an example.
:w:
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*Flossy*
01-19-2009, 09:42 PM
Thanks very much everyone :D
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Olive
01-19-2009, 10:11 PM
Safiyyah was the name of the Prophet's wife. :)
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*Flossy*
01-19-2009, 10:47 PM
Sofiya not Safiyyah?
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Banu_Hashim
01-19-2009, 10:55 PM
Both spellings are fine. Transliterations are never perfect.
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Gia
01-20-2009, 06:14 AM
I like this name, but it's not Arabic and it's not like Safiyyah, it's got Greek origins and means "wisdom" which is a very nice meaning and totally accepted as a name of a Muslim girl. Safiyyah, on the other hand, comes from "al-safa'" which means purity in Arabic, and you can see the difference between both meanings.
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ardianto
01-21-2009, 02:30 PM
Originally Posted by Fishman
:sl:
Yup, plenty of names that are usually considered Muslim names aren't even Arabic. Take 'Khan' as an example.
:w:
I had a question about 'Khan', but I never found an answer. Is that a family Name ?
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Muezzin
01-21-2009, 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by ardianto
I had a question about 'Khan', but I never found an answer. Is that a family Name ?
'c.1400, from Turk., lit. "lord, prince," contraction of khaqan "ruler, sovereign." Known in Europe since 13c., cf. L. chanis, Gk. kanes, O.Fr. chan. '

Online Etymology Dictionary
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ardianto
01-21-2009, 02:41 PM
Originally Posted by Muezzin
'c.1400, from Turk., lit. "lord, prince," contraction of khaqan "ruler, sovereign." Known in Europe since 13c., cf. L. chanis, Gk. kanes, O.Fr. chan. '

Online Etymology Dictionary
Thanks for your information brother.
I was so curious because I knew many famous Muslims peoples who has last name : Khan.
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maron
01-21-2009, 08:58 PM
I don't think so.
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Abu AbdulRahman
01-21-2009, 09:42 PM
what is Islamic names?

in Islam there is no Islamic names.. any name is allowed

but there is just one condition: it must has good meaning
even if the name came from Mars.. it is OK if it has good meaning

about "Sofiya", it depends..
if it is ( Sofia صوفيا ), I don't know the meaning, the other members have said that it means "wisdom"

but it written as "Sofiya/Sofiyah/Sophiya".. so it is not "صوفيا".. it is "صوفية"
and this means "mystic"

this is what I think!
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*Flossy*
01-23-2009, 06:45 PM
And I guess "mystic" wouldn't be a good meaning would it?
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Abu AbdulRahman
01-23-2009, 06:48 PM
I think NO
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Fishman
01-24-2009, 10:58 PM
I think YES

Edit: I mean 'mystic' would be a good meaning.
:w:
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Hamza Asadullah
01-24-2009, 11:37 PM
Originally Posted by *Flossy*
Hi everyone!

I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether Sofiya/Sofiyah/Sophiya is an islamic name and if so what is the meaning of it?

Thanks for replies in advance :thumbs_up

P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong place again :X
Yes Sofia means beautiful
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*Flossy*
01-25-2009, 11:51 AM
Originally Posted by Abu AbdulRahman
what is Islamic names?

in Islam there is no Islamic names.. any name is allowed

but there is just one condition: it must has good meaning
even if the name came from Mars.. it is OK if it has good meaning

about "Sofiya", it depends..
if it is ( Sofia صوفيا ), I don't know the meaning, the other members have said that it means "wisdom"

but it written as "Sofiya/Sofiyah/Sophiya".. so it is not "صوفيا".. it is "صوفية"
and this means "mystic"

this is what I think!
What's other's thoughts on this meaning? Good or bad?? :hmm::?
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*Flossy*
01-25-2009, 11:54 AM
Thanks everyone, by the way!
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Zamtsa
01-25-2009, 12:23 PM
It was Shafiyyah, as in Shafiyyah binti Huyay, Rasulullah's wife.


Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
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Abu AbdulRahman
01-25-2009, 01:07 PM
let me describe more as I can:

"Sofiya/Sofiyah/Sophiya".. all what was written we pronounce it as "صوفية"
and I think no doubt on it

so what is "صوفية"?

it has tow meaning:

1- it means "mystic".. and we know it means a women from a sect of "mysticism"
and in this site we are not allowed to talk about sects
but you understand what I want to say

2- it could means "fleecy".. as some thing was made of wool.. and a name of woman, it could be soft woman.. if it is, so it could be nice name

that is what I think of
I hope if there is some one else corrects my thought
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Fishman
01-25-2009, 02:07 PM
Originally Posted by Abu AbdulRahman
let me describe more as I can:

"Sofiya/Sofiyah/Sophiya".. all what was written we pronounce it as "صوفية"
and I think no doubt on it

so what is "صوفية"?

it has tow meaning:

1- it means "mystic".. and we know it means a women from a sect of "mysticism"
and in this site we are not allowed to talk about sects
but you understand what I want to say

2- it could means "fleecy".. as some thing was made of wool.. and a name of woman, it could be soft woman.. if it is, so it could be nice name

that is what I think of
I hope if there is some one else corrects my thought
:sl:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_S...Church_(Sofia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(wisdom)
Apparently, Sophia (Sofiah) is a Greek name meaning Wisdom. It probably isn't just a different transliteration of Safiyah because Safiyah has a 'Sa' sound, whilst Sofiah has a 'Soh' sound.
:w:
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Abu AbdulRahman
01-25-2009, 02:57 PM
yes Fishman.. you are right
but our brother Flossy didn't ask about sofia or sophia.. neither about Safiyah
he just asked about Sofiya/Sofiyah/Sophiya

there is a different in the words and in the pronounce, while sofia and sophia are same, and Safiyah is an Arabic name and means something "pure"

but these words "Sofiya, Sofiyah and Sophiya", which he asked about, are another things.. isn't it?
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*Flossy*
01-25-2009, 05:38 PM
I am a she not a he, by the way, Brother Abu :-[ :D
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Abu AbdulRahman
01-27-2009, 11:12 AM
sorry :X.. I didn't notice it, sister :-[
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*Flossy*
01-27-2009, 12:12 PM
It's ok, brother :statisfie
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