Lutfiya


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: “Delicate, Graceful.”

Pronunciation: (loot-FEE-yah)

Nicknames: Lulu, Fi

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Zia


Gender: Masculine / Feminine

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: “Light, splendor, glow.”

Pronunciation: (ZEE-uh)

Nicknames: Zi

Detail: According to the Holy Quran it means the “light of true knowledge”.

Variations:

  • Zia
  • Ziya

Safiyya


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: “Pure.”

Pronunciation: (sah-FEE-yah); (SAH-fee-yah)

Nicknames: Safa, Safi, Fi

Detail: This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.

Variations:

  • Safiya
  • Safiye (Turkish)
  • Safiyya
  • Safiyyah

Nashira


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: “The bearer of good news.”

Pronunciation: (Nah-shee-rah)

Nicknames: Nash, Nashas, Shira, Nira

Detail: Nashira, also known as Gamma Capricorni, is a bright star in the constellation of Capricornus. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun enters Capricorn by definition at the moment of winter solstice, or roughly at December 22, and leaves it around January 19. Symbol for Capricorn is a goat.