What Does Sumaiya Mean?

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Something that brings in people to my blog is their hope to find an answer to the question, “What does Sumaiya mean?”. I do not understand how that may be related to my blog unless the name ofcourse, and how my blog ends up in the search result. Or is it that there is actually no satisfactory meaning to my name that it ends up with my blog as one of the results? Well I too for one have searched the meaning of my name but then had to give up. Having heard, “Oh! What a beautiful Arabic name” (I heard the same today too!), nobody knows exactly what it means, other than the fact that it was the name of the first woman martyr in Islam (brutally murdered ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ).

I wonder sometimes that in this generation we could say it was her (Sumaiya RAH’s) name, but what did it mean when she was born and named by her parents? Wouldn’t that name have meant something during her lifetime? Or don’t all ancient names have meanings? One definition of my name I liked was “Warrior Princess” mistakenly coined by one of my friend. I had told him it was the name of the first female martyr in Islam and next time he tells you really are a warrior princess! Thankyou J, I am on cloud nine ๐Ÿ˜€ .

But jokes apart, what does Sumaiya really mean? Think you have the answer or do you want to discuss? There’s no shortage of space to comment..ย ย  So all you Sumaiya’s out there, their relatives, friends or going to be parents of the confused little ‘What does my name mean’ baby Sumaiya’s, Comment away! ๐Ÿ™‚

Update: This is how Sumaiya is written in Arabic -> ุณู…ูŠุฉ


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October 5, 2008 at 6:41 pm

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  1. I’ve found Arabic dictionaries that say it means “lofty” or “exalted.” That’s a lot to live up to, lol.


    October 8, 2008 at 8:39 am

    • hey m also summyya bt i dnt knw meaning of my name.mostly people and my teachers 2 said u name is difficult and what is meaning of ur name.when i said dnt knw i feel embares bt any how when ever i heared ur name is nt so common so it makes me happy and my frnds call me “sam” cz they said we cant pronounce ur full name its quite long

      summyya sadiq

      September 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    • My name is also Sumaya I have also heard this. I heard the meaning ‘High Above’.


      March 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      • my name is summayya and all this time i was told my name meant peaceful pastures. and now i dont see that meaning anywhere.


        May 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

  2. wow! is it? never came across that.. lets c how many more meanings come up ๐Ÿ™‚

    am already confused with the sumaiya’s here.. its 3 includin u and me.. btw r u the one who registers all email id’s with our names? i recently tried ‘live’ and even that was gone! ๐Ÿ˜‰


    October 11, 2008 at 8:14 am

  3. hi well im another sumaiyai just wanted to know what does my name mean n so i just invisioned it n it aint lofty or exalted i just looked in muslim names dictionary it means pure well……thats what it actually means so i guess yes its the one well…..check in muslim names dictionary n let me know.


    October 25, 2008 at 9:17 pm

  4. Hi Sumaiya ๐Ÿ™‚ . thank you so much 4 ur comment! unfortunately i do not have any such dictionnary with me.. but if i come across one i’ll surely post the meaning ๐Ÿ™‚


    October 31, 2008 at 8:27 pm

  5. i’m so glad i found this page! and like all other sumaiya’s out there, i have been trying to find out the original meaning of my name! ๐Ÿ™‚


    November 15, 2008 at 12:29 pm

  6. hello, this friend of mine from Palestine once told me it means ‘from the sky’.

    Sumaiya Firoze

    November 15, 2008 at 1:35 pm

  7. @ sumaiya k: I too am glad u found this page n tht ur here! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @sumaiya f: from the sky? would that too mean pure like one sumaiya has explained here?


    November 16, 2008 at 10:50 am

  8. Hello Sumaiya,

    I always imagined the phrase refers to something angelic so I guess purity seems to connect with the ‘from the sky’ meaning. I must admit one thing, I never verified anywhere whether the meaning was right…i just believed in it :-).

    Sumaiya Firoze

    November 19, 2008 at 9:43 am

    • Hi Sumaiya
      My name is Sumaiya too but my sis’s friend said she is the first one but LOL๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Œ

      Sumaiya Begum

      July 28, 2013 at 12:48 am

  9. yeah thts what i too do.. jus believe in the meanin i like ๐Ÿ˜‰


    November 20, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    • iam also november my name is sumaaya hi,assalamu alaikum


      June 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm

  10. ๐Ÿ˜€ I heard from my parents that it means flower bud (we’re not Arabic), I love it like this.


    December 19, 2008 at 12:52 pm

  11. LOL yeah.. But ur spellin does give the arabic impression ๐Ÿ™‚


    December 22, 2008 at 9:04 am

  12. Sumeyye is the Turkish version of ”Sumayya”, also it’s said that Hz Sumayya had a Turkish origin. (not totally confirmed) ๐Ÿ˜€


    December 24, 2008 at 2:26 am

    • Assalam alaikum to all sumaiyaaaaaaaaaa’s over here MY NAME S ALSO SUMAIYA To start with i thank ALLAH almighty and my parents for keeping tis cute & lovely name to me ,then its very exciting to see sooooooooooooo many of us having te same name from different origins and ur feed backs about our name .Before i don know te real meaning of my name as all of v r , but now After reading this i am really proud to have tis name and i really mean to keep tis name for my daughter also in future INSHA ALLAH . For te first time i am reading different contexts about my name and i am really stunt to see so many ideas , versions , meanings about SUMAIYA which i dont know before hmmmmmmmmmm thanks to allllllllllllllllllllll SUMAIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA’S who r sharing their views in tis bloc may ALLAH give us and other people in tis world his right path to follow and worship him and also te other happiness for which v meant for bye to al of u ALLAH HAFIZ & WALAIKUM ASSALAM

      sumaiya banu

      August 27, 2011 at 5:57 am



        March 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm

  13. by the way, the spelling of Sumeyye is almost same of Sumayya, Sumaia XD



    December 24, 2008 at 2:27 am

  14. Holy, so many Sumaiyas!

    I only know one… who is the best ever driver known to the roads of Bahrain. Formula 1 Drivers and Bahraini Driving Instructors fear her alike =P haha

    Best wishes for a brand new 2009 to all of you Sumaiyaas out there !


    December 30, 2008 at 8:05 pm

  15. Sumaiya is an Arabic name meaning “high above”.

    Yeah, Sumaiya (RAH) was the name of a lady companion of the prophet Mohammed (SAW) and was the first lady martyr in Islam and is highly respected ๐Ÿ™‚


    December 31, 2008 at 1:44 am

  16. wow this is the first time non sumaiyas r commentin here n tht too 2 ppl i know ๐Ÿ˜€

    @sumeyye: yeah i love the way our name is pronounced ๐Ÿ™‚

    @KP: thanks K.. i laughed so much seein ur comment.. insha allah there will b a day when they dont have to fear me heheh.. happy new year to u too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @MN: thanks M for ur comment ๐Ÿ™‚


    December 31, 2008 at 12:31 pm

  17. Ah well sumaiya you don’t have to stop! Keep rockin’ =P

    I finally landed upon a damned instructor! I’m gonna ace this thing in no time now with your blessings =D


    January 4, 2009 at 12:51 pm

  18. oh im so grateful that iv finally found the meaning of my name! iv always jst known that hazrat summaya was the first martyr woman in islam and iv always thot (as i think sumaiya whose blog it is did too) that it must have meant sumthing in her lifetime. so its angelic / pure / exalted/ high above for sure? all these mean almost the same. so i think i can safely assume that all these r correct. ๐Ÿ™‚


    January 7, 2009 at 1:39 pm

  19. As a Father of Sumaiya,
    Below statement is Highly Correct .
    please others Dont imagine anythings, and write wrong message.. boz u hav to answer one day in judgement day.
    ( Yeah, Sumaiya (RAH) was the name of a lady companion of the prophet Mohammed (SAW) and was the first lady martyr in Islam and is highly respected )
    if any objection please write (share ) to me
    id personal id
    thanks to everybody.
    Mohamed Miyan

    Abu Sumaiya

    February 8, 2009 at 12:21 am

  20. Hi…well it was the name of the first lady martyr in Islam….the name sure does have a meaning….it means “Pure”…In urdu….it says”Paak Damaan Aurat”….which again means “Pure”….so i hope ur quench for serach of meaning comes to a halt…:)


    March 8, 2009 at 5:48 pm

  21. My name is also Sumaiya….

    and i was named by my grandma because it was a name of a strong women ( HZ sumaiya – first women to die for Islam, a very strong lady spiritually, never backed down or gave up or changed her word) I’m happy with this meaning….it helps me in life when i feel like letting go i know i have to be strong coz that’s the meaning of my name. Also i imagine the First lady HZ sumaiya having the same name and try to be like her.


    Sumaiya from U.k


    March 9, 2009 at 2:08 am

    • I m really greatful for getting this name sumaiya which was named by my grandfa.I want to keep its reputation and try my best to be like her who was martyr in islam.

      Sumaiya Khatun

      March 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

  22. hi, my name also sumaiya and when i tell this to people they say that its a beautiful and very rare name… i like my name a lot and wanted to know its meaning as no one till now happen to know it.. but as a sumaiya said before, i too happen to hear that it means “pure”… and its really beautiful meaning…


    April 14, 2009 at 11:25 am

  23. I have a keyring which says Sumaiya means ‘Beautiful Flower’ I brought it from an Arabic shop ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that helps.


    April 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    • so, it’s really related with flower. ๐Ÿ˜€ maybe it’s a metaphor, unopened flower bud=pure=heavenly??


      March 25, 2010 at 2:07 am

  24. hi assalamu alaikum …. actualy two days b4 Allah Gave us a beautiful girl… so i am searchig a good name for her… in yahoo chat, a sister suggested this name so i searched for this meaning finaly i landed here…. hm very nice comments… i’ll try to choose this name to her… if it is finalized i’ll tell you… thanks for alllllll Sumaiyassssssssss

    Basheer Ahamed

    April 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm

  25. Slmz to you all,
    I received this description of the person with my name…All of these aptly describe the person blessed with this unusual and beautiful name.


    … of Arabic Origin
    “First Female Matyr of Islam”

    Looks to the heavens for inspiration
    She has an artistic aura about her
    As pure as the day she was born
    Can enjoy a jolly good laugh
    She shows courage when called upon
    A teacher who is understood
    Faithful friend in times of need
    A perfectionist at heart

    Sumaiyah – South Africa


    April 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    • wowwww…..u i share some ov the characteristics too….em somaya from pakistan.


      May 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm

  26. Hi Sumaiya (‘s)!

    This is also very interesting to me, cauz my name is Simea and I was told that this is the Christian equivalent of Sumaiya! It’s very hard to find a good definition, but it could be that our name has the same origin…?

    Funny detail, I found your website because I was looking for the receipe of lemon-mint juice. Yesterday I came back from Bahrain (visiting a friend) and that drink was my favourite. What a nice surprise to find this receipe from a Bahreini called Sumaiya!




    May 1, 2009 at 9:06 pm

  27. hiii, sumaiya …thanks for this blog.i have been looking for this 1 for a long time .as a always if nervous when my hindu frnds ask me about my name and i cn’t give them a proper ans ………….i think thios blog will solve my prob


    May 9, 2009 at 9:13 am

    • sumaiya mean brave n courageous person


      November 25, 2010 at 6:30 am

  28. Wow feeling so much happy to find this page.
    Hello all Sumaiya………….
    I also know that it was the name of the first woman martyr in Islam , I’m happy to have the name & love my name so much.
    Many Many Good wishes to all SUMAIYASS

    Sumaiya Munira

    May 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm

  29. asa everybody!! i m so glad tht v all sumaiyas hve gathered here..i had no idea abt the meanin of my name…thnx 2 all sumaiyas ….luv u all

    sumaiya aziz

    May 11, 2009 at 1:56 pm

  30. Wow, a bunch of sumaiyas!! It’s so rare to be with others of the same name!! ;]
    Usually, I’m the only one at school/among family and friends. Hello Sumaiya!

    Sumaiya A

    May 11, 2009 at 9:01 pm

  31. Hi,

    Sumaiya does mean high above and pure and is the name of a flower which I read somewhere is the name of a beautiful flower that grows on the highest part of a mountain so I reckon that flower sums up all the meanings of pure, high above and beautiful in one!


    May 17, 2009 at 12:16 am

    • yes, I think the whole meanings complete the definition. ๐Ÿ˜€


      March 25, 2010 at 2:09 am

  32. Assalam-o-Alaikum 2 al of u!!
    I have another meaning 4 our ths unique name. It means “Heavenly”. I did search it from Google’s link.
    I was also doing search 4 the meaning of my name from my childhood:>.
    I was told by my frnd tht it means “one who is in fast”(Rozedar) but it is the meaning of Soamya.
    wel Regards 2 al of u.
    keep remembr in ur prayrz.
    God Bless U.


    Sumaiya Fatima Siddiqui

    May 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm

  33. Salam fellow “Sumaiyahs!” I also heard it means a pure and pious woman… and also the first Shahadah for Islam… I also had a keyring which said it means beautiful flower… All in all, a wonderful name MashAllah! ๐Ÿ˜€


    May 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm

  34. So good to see so many Sumaiya’s here!

    @najmuthakib: my thots exactly! our name is alws a reminder to me to be strong.

    @basheer ahmed: congrats on your little bundle of joy! do let us know what u’ve named her ๐Ÿ™‚

    @sumaiya from SA: love the description u’ve received. thanks 4 puttin it up here for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Simea: Hi Simea! WOW thats an exciting piece of info, though am not sure if they r the same.. Hope u tried out the lemon juice with mint ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Keep those comments coming! Va alaikum salaam! Love you all! ๐Ÿ™‚


    May 27, 2009 at 12:05 pm

  35. Oh nooo, i found out i unfortunately don’t belong here… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The arbabic version of Simea is Samiya (it means to hear/to be heared?) Anyway, the lemonjuice with mint receipe is great!
    Love Simea


    June 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm

  36. asalam- u- aliakum 2 all of u!!!

    MA this is soooo cool, im the only sumaiya i no!!!! lol

    it means something along the lines of “one with a beautiful name”..coz “sum” originates from the word “ism” which means name in arabic..

    love n salam,
    sumaiya xx


    June 29, 2009 at 11:05 pm

  37. Oh cool!
    I’ve been trying to figure out the meaning of my name for a while now. Nice to see so many other Sumaiyas out there!



    June 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

  38. Muslim interpreters of the term opine that the “shahid” testifies by his or her death of his faith or that the “shahid” dies during saying the shahadah (ุงู„ุดู‡ุงุฏุฉ – the principle of Islam). But there are more occasions when someone can earn this honorific title, see below.

    The first Martyr in Islam actually was a Sumaiya (name meaning- Pure). Ibn Hijr says in his book Al-Isaabah fi Tamyeez al-Sahaabah, where he gives a biography of Sumayyah bint Khayyat:

    โ€œThe daughter of Khabbaat and the mother of โ€˜Ammaar ibn Yaasir, she was the seventh person to enter Islam. She was tortured by Abu Jahl who stabbed her in her private parts, and she died. She was the first shaheedah (martyr) in Islaamโ€ฆ Al-Mujaahid said: The first seven to publicly declare their Islam in Makkah were: the Messenger of Allah , Abu Bakr, Bilaal, Khabbaab, Suhayb, โ€˜Ammaar and Sumaya. The Messenger of Allah and Abu Bakr were protected by their own people, but the others were forced to wear iron shields then were exposed to the burning sun. Abu Jahl came to Sumaya and stabbed her in her private parts, killing her. This was reported by Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah from Mujaahid; it is mursal and its isnaad is saheeh. Ibn Saโ€™d reported with a saheeh isnaad from Mujaahid: The first martyr in Islam was Sumayah, the mother of โ€˜Ammaar ibn Yaasir. She was an old, weak woman (according to a report narrated by al-Bayhaqi: Abu Jahl stabbed her in her private parts. Al-Dalaaโ€™il, 2/282). When Abu Jahl was killed on the day of Badr, the Prophet said (to โ€˜Ammaar): โ€˜Allah has killed the one who killed your mother.โ€™โ€ (al-Isaabah, 4/327; al-Bidaayah waโ€™l-Nihaayah by Ibn Katheer, 3/59).


    July 14, 2009 at 2:08 am

  39. spent years trying to find a meaning for my name, apart from the obvious – martyr of islam.
    thanks for all the suggestions, makes me feel special. lol
    i especially like the one Sumaiyah gave from South Africa.


    July 20, 2009 at 2:10 am

  40. i saw somewhere & i came to know tht sumaiya means – the one who listens


    August 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

  41. Wow so many Sumaiya’s! Though I spell my name differently, it’s still interesting to hear from people with the same name. I’m the only Summeiya I know. Like one Sumaiya said-I just believed in the meanings that I have come across. One woman phrased it as “to be at the summit” and that has been my favourite. Sounds more interesting than “proper name” haha.


    August 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm

  42. Sumaya is small Samia, it is an arabic name. Samia is the feminin of Sami, or Sam. And the root of the word in Arabic is somow. Somow mean to rise to high level. Sumaya thus good be translated into “her highness.”

    Sumaya is the name of the first Muslim woman who was killed by the pagan, becoming the first muslim Martyr woman, killed because of her religious belief.

    The name Sumaya however exists almost in every culture, it is written as Soumaya or Sumeya etc………………

    Be that as it may, the name Sumaya is an old arabic name with a lot of meanings attached to it, see meaning of Sam, the masculin equivalent.


    September 3, 2009 at 4:53 am

  43. Hi my name is Sumaiyah.And I wanted to know what does Sumaiyah mean?I heard the meaning.She is a shining and bright girl.


    September 3, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    • hello…sumaiyah…it is nice to see that there are so many sumaiyah’s….hmmm when my friends all asked what is the meaning of ur name…i was really confused what to say…because some say that meaning of sumaiyah is “pure”….hmmm i have a question….?is the mening of sumaiyah is shinning or bright girl????


      September 13, 2009 at 6:20 am

    • It was interersting how your name is spelled I thought I was the only little girl in the world that name is Sumaiyah and I heard that it mean up or above and I really dont know and I just heard from mom and I don’t think it’s neather on your Question.

      Sumaiyah Taylor

      November 1, 2009 at 4:02 am

  44. Wassalam,

    I named my daughter Sumaiya (now 4 months old) picking up the name from muslim names website. The name just stuck in my head and my heart. Now some people I know are suggesting that the name has a diffrent meaning from what I and we (referring to your site) know and ask me to rename.

    I have asked them to substantiate their findings. If I do get some validated info I will post on this site.

    Based on my 4months limited experience I can easily confirm that all sumaiya’s are lovely and very very pretty.

    thanks and Allah bless


    September 6, 2009 at 9:55 pm

  45. Dear Asim,

    Sumaiya is a very good name, please dont even think of renaming ur baby girl. And thank you for the compliment for all us Sumaiya’s ๐Ÿ™‚

    Apart from the ‘First Female Martyr of Islam’ There are so many meanings that have come up from all Sumaiyas and relatives on my post that am making a summary of it for easy reference.

    a. lofty or exalted
    b. pure or from the sky
    c. flower bud or beautiful flower


    September 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm

  46. Assalavalaikum all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wow! I never knew that there are so many Sumaiyas out there who dont know the exact meaning of thier names….(Like me)….
    But as i read all the comments from all the Sumaiyas around the globe… I finally came to know that it means “Pure” or “High-ranked”…Thanks all of you
    Being an overly curious teenager…I searched the meaning from many books but i didnt got it exactly what my name means…
    Like you, I am also proud to be called by this name….Its unique and nice name…. But the best thing about it was that….It is the name of the first female martyr of Islam….

    Sumaiya P

    September 9, 2009 at 7:05 pm

  47. hey!!
    interesting discussion..till 2day i dint know tht people had so much of confusion over the meaning of the name sumayya.
    and this discussion actually made me sit in front of the computer for atleast two hours until i concluded that nobody has much of an idea.but majority of the people say it means lofty or exalted and also pure.

    so all the sumayyas out ther,b convinced tht people have come up with atleast some or the other meaning for ur name. another such name is ibrahim,some people even say that it has no meaning!!

    watever SUMAYYA is a beautiful name indeed…


    September 15, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    • thanx safeer for ur comment on name summaiya b’coz i also agree with u tht watever the meaning is but the name is really lovely one as my name is also sumaiya…….
      bye bye
      take care


      September 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm

  48. ah. am satisfied tht my name doesn’t belong to any wrong meaning
    thanx all of u
    love u all


    September 21, 2009 at 7:56 pm

  49. Assalamu Alaikum….

    One of my Schoolmate had this Name ” SUMAIYA “…. The Name Inspired me Very Much when I got the fact that it was the name of the first woman martyr in Islam (brutally murdered )….

    SUMAIYA,The First Woman Martyr in Islam bcoz of the Strong belief she had in ALLAH and the Ways of ALLAH’s Messenger Prophet Muhammed(Peace be upon Him)….. Truly Inspiring!!!!!!!

    ” Sumaiya ” A Beautiful name ,which I like most

    Maniyali Omar Mukthar

    September 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm

  50. salams to all sumaiya

    sumaiya ameer

    October 2, 2009 at 2:19 am

  51. Hello! My name is also Sumaiya. I love the meaning of it. And I am trying my best to be pure.

    Sumaiya Islam

    October 5, 2009 at 11:30 am

    • hi,
      all sumaiya’s.i really like all the maenings and i am trying to gain all of these qualities.



      March 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

  52. hey…all my name sister out there….all of us sitting in different corners of the world….most of u from arabic nations….welll till now i thought people in arabic nations must be aware of the meaning…but i guess all of us are equally cluless as the author of this blog…..thanks to all u girls now we all hoave some literature to substantiate our names origin….in india i think i am the only sumaiya..(orkut says that) well i have something more intersting to say..



    sumaiya ahluwalia

    October 21, 2009 at 11:35 am

    • Sorry to have failed all the sumaiya’s. Under family pressure I had to change now its baby amina.

      Now u know, lesson learnt “never name your sons ‘asim’ “


      December 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    • I’m Turkish =)

  53. sumaiya is the name of a fairy or angel………………….

    in urdu ek pari ka naam…….

    sumaiya khanum

    October 23, 2009 at 9:19 am

  54. well good luck to all out sumaiya’s out here…………………….. may god bless us to live and die as our name means…………….. pure haert, a warrior and a martyr……………………… masha allah……………………

    sumaiya khanum

    October 23, 2009 at 9:26 am

    • Walaikum Assalam
      Masha ALLAH really nice update on the meaning thanks for update.
      bro in islam Ashraf.


      November 22, 2009 at 5:28 pm

  55. Assalamu Alaikum for all my sisters,
    I’m a second year medical student who lives with people who belong to other religions. When my friends asking for the meaning of my name every day i replied them saying Sumaiya(RAH) The First Woman Martyr in Islam. I tried to search what the my name means but it is not fruitful until i see ALL THE SUMAIYAS AROUND THE WORLD trying to figure it out. Now i know what my name means…………Jazakallah for you all!!!!!!!!!!!! Exalted, Pure, Moon light and 1st woman Martyr….. Masha Allah…………. i love my name truly inspired.:)))))))

    Fathima Sumaiya

    November 4, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    • moonlight?? XD but how??


      March 25, 2010 at 2:14 am

  56. Assalamu Alaikum for all my sisters,
    I’m a second year medical student who lives with people who belong to other religions. When my friends asking for the meaning of my name every day i replied them saying Sumaiya(RAH) The First Woman Martyr in Islam. I tried to search what the my name means but it is not fruitful until i see ALL THE SUMAIYAS AROUND THE WORLD trying to figure it out. Now i know what my name means…………Jazakallah for you all!!!!!!!!!!!! Exalted, Pure, Moon light and 1st woman Martyr….. Masha Allah…………. i love my name, truly inspired.:))))))) glat to see a load of people sharing the same name.

    Fathima Sumaiya

    November 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm

  57. i dont no wht is the meaning of sumaiyya.if somebody know the meaning of sumaiyya so plz………… send it to my E-mail id.i want to know it because how lucky i am.those who send the meaning of sumaiyya.i will say heartly thanks for them. ok by byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

    sumaiyya fatima

    November 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm

  58. just wanted to be a part of this lol caz im a sumaiya i to have heard from some that it menas lofty

    sumaiya ahmed

    December 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm

  59. Ma Dad says it is the name of the first woman martyr of islam!!!! ;3


    December 22, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    • @sue_maiya,
      that is what my dad says 2 ,u know they could be right xxx

      Sumayaa xx


      January 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    we should have a party.
    just kidding..
    but i REALLY like the whole “warrior princess” thing, hahah.
    if only that’s what it meant. ):
    all i ever hear is that it was the name of the first female martyr…i’m sure there must be something else!
    welll…i guesss our name just means something beautiful?


    January 20, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I never expect tat there r so many SUMAIYAAAS…. The meaning of sumaiya s PERFECT…………!!! R u satisfy with this meaning…. K…..B Happy n enjoy ur life


    February 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm

  62. Assalam alaikum 2 all of u……….i didnt knew that my name bears so many wonderful meanings……..from the very beginning i just knew that Sumaiya was the first woman martyr of Islam……..but through this blog i came to know that it has wonderful meanings like Pure, exalted, sky, etc………….well thanks to all of u n specially 2 google where i began searching the meaning of my name…..

    Sumaiya Nasrat

    March 1, 2010 at 11:36 am

  63. This page just made my day! โค

    Sumaiya from England

    March 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm

  64. woow sumaiya is a famous name ๐Ÿ˜› as far as i knw sumaiya meanz pure:)


    March 18, 2010 at 1:54 am

  65. Wahayy! another Sumaiya ๐Ÿ™‚ i feel a bit happy now ๐Ÿ˜€

    Another Sumaiya

    March 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

  66. Hey Sumaya’s
    I just noticed something Sumaya’s.
    We all spell our names differently. That’s kind
    off weird…nd cool!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


    April 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

  67. assalamu alaikum awl sumaiyasโ†ฒwow its so awsum 2 read awl this. I’ve been doing d exact same as u guys , tryin 2 find a meaining 4 our name n ya i knw a lot of sumaiyas personally bt still this name always catches every1s attention. I also lately got 2 knw dat it means ‘pure’โ†ฒโ†ฒits so exciting 2 c so many sumaiyas mwaaah luv u awl.


    April 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    hey I was searching 4 an error type dat is occuring frequently in my project. n wat a surprise ! just by mistake pressed enter on Sumaiya meaning…
    Ahhh….my name… 2 many Sumaiya… Facing d same question…… bt now I got somewhat idea abt my Indian n people usually ask 4 d meaning…bt yet I just told it was d name of 1st martyr in islam…now will improve my ans. Thankz all Sumaiya…May ALLAH bless u all….ALLAHAFEZ.


    April 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm

  69. my name is also sumayia


    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 am

  70. hello sumaiya !!!! i am realy happy to have this blog……..:D


    May 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm

  71. hello sumaiya !!! its really great experience 4 me…. thank u all…………..


    May 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm

  72. hiiii,
    i this is such a interesting name tht every’ne lve it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sakh Nawab Arzoo

    May 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    to all for u

    i accept that there r so any sumaiya I yours world . and i live my name its so nice. and i am trying best ok

    Sumaiya khanum.p

    May 12, 2010 at 7:07 am

  74. hi5’s all summayas

    heard it means heavenley, beautiful flower
    had a keyring of it aswell.


    May 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm

  75. heyy all you sumaiyahs out there!!
    im a bit confused because ive heard that sumaiyah has a lot of meanings like “high and lofty” and others say it means “pure” and all sorts!! ๐Ÿ˜€ xx lol xx anyway i didnt even know there were soo many sumaiyahs out there and we all spell our names differently aswell!!!! ….thts a gd thing!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<3<3<3xxxxxxxxxx


    May 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm

  76. Salaam,
    Sumaiya was the name of the first martyr in Islam, but Sumaiya also means ”pure”
    hi5 all Sumaiya’s out there!!


    July 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

  77. My name is Sumaya, I was always told it meant “high or exaulted” and I know she was the first female shahida of Islam. I love my name, it’s beautiful. I don’t know anyone else with my name. I’m Palestinian btw. ๐Ÿ™‚


    July 2, 2010 at 2:07 am

  78. my name is sumaiya its really sad what happened to hazrat sumaiya(r.a) but inshallah we will all become great steadfast mu’mins as her

    sumaiya hussain

    July 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

  79. my name is Sumaiya too.

    sumaiya hussain

    July 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

  80. sumaiya is my favourite name
    hello all the sumaiya’s . have a nice day
    $uM@!y@ !$ thE bEsT

    sumaiya ashraf

    July 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  81. WOW!! so many of us ๐Ÿ˜› but i haven’t found any1 wid d same spelling.. but its d name dats jus beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t thank my parents enuf for dis pretty name, i’ve loved my name all my life ๐Ÿ™‚
    Alhamdulilah ๐Ÿ™‚ i was told it means exalted.. thank u Sumaiya 4 starting it and other Sumaiya’s for keeping it running ๐Ÿ™‚


    August 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm

  82. basikly dis iz da mst authntic meaning of da naym sumaiya it means exalted,or to be raised…:)

    sumaiya hussain

    September 4, 2010 at 1:34 am

  83. Hello all Sumeyyes, Sumaiyas and all other versions.

    I knew that my name has couple of different versions but I couldn’t imagine that much. It’s so enjoyable to see all different versions of my name. Mine is the Turkish version.

    So far I met with couple of arabic people and they told me it mean “high above” in terms of spirituality.

    Best to all,


    September 16, 2010 at 7:39 am

  84. As salaam alaikum guys!! or i would rather say As salaam alaikum to All the Sumaiyas out there!! lol ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    its kinda cool to see SooOoOoO MANY Sumaiya!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Amazing Masha’Allah
    According to what I heard Sumaiya means ‘pure’
    i don’t know other meanings sounds cool too ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sumaiya Hassan

    October 1, 2010 at 2:30 am

  85. assalamu alaikum (WARAH)….

    it is so damn gud to see….so many ppl having my name!! ๐Ÿ™‚ n i was also very eager to noe wats de real meaning of my name…n i found in the arabic dictionary it meant ” collector of good deeds “… n i found lots of other meaning like pure..etc….it feels really good! we all are named after a great women of our islamic religion… n i am proud of my name…n wer it came from!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    wat eve it is we are named after wonderful women, with a beautiful meaning (perception changes, but it doean matter!! all are positive meaning) thanx all!!!! i feel gud!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


    October 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm

  86. wow!!!!! am short of words i dont even know what to say ,am excited oh God.hellooooooooooooooo sumayyah’s am happy there are so many of us and this blog really makes my day oh!!!! you make me fall even more inlove with my name i mean our name lolscan u all be my frends?plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.iy jst feels like i want to explode with joy,i love you all.tekkia


    November 6, 2010 at 12:34 am

  87. Assalaamu alykum all Sumayas
    My grandmother chose my name I’m eternally grateful and honored to hold such a beautiful name. I also have searched for the meaning and that’s how I found myself here. Great to read all comments. Take care

    sumaya m

    November 10, 2010 at 3:49 am

  88. Salam,
    hehe:-) MashaAllah, There are lots of Sumaiya here. I am very glad to see many Sumaiyas here.
    Its an amzing website. I am one of Sumaiya’s and feeling very happy, posting my comment here.
    keep it up Sumaiya’s.
    May ALLAH bless you all.


    November 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

  89. Asak to all the sumaiyas out there ,great to know there are sooooo many of us.
    i agree i think sumaiya means exalted or pure, someone who reaches great heights. i love my name and i love the fact that i share it with soo many people.

    sumaiya mazher

    November 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

  90. slm everyone :)) hey m sumaiya too here ๐Ÿ˜€ n according to some dictionaries………. the meaning of my name is “pure” now dat there r sooo many meanings……. i’d like to know the real meaning of my name tooo ๐Ÿ™‚


    December 5, 2010 at 11:09 am

  91. Hellow!! I am Sumaiya too….I am from Bangladesh and as far as I was told it means lucky..but later on I found out it means pure…bit confusing :S :$

    Sumaiya Kabir

    December 17, 2010 at 7:34 am

  92. 19:7 from The Holy Qur’an: The last word is “sameeya” (where my name is actually derived from) and it means “non before them” (as in unprecedented). I could be wrong but it sounds pretty similar to the name Sumaiya, esp because Sumaiya RA was the first female martyr in Islam (non before her).


    January 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

  93. hi assalamu alaikum . Allah Gave us a beautiful girl on 7th feb 2011. so Iam searchig the the meaning of Summaiya for her. I was thinking that it was a rare name. After reading this page I think that summaiya is not a arabic name. It is cosidered the name of first woman martyr in Islamic history. But it is not true . Summaiya is name of first martyr of ummat e mohammad (SAW) .So I Shall name name my daughter after the first martyr, not necessarily for meaning.
    It means “EXALTED” or “HIGH ABOVE” from Hebrew origin.

    Faisal Abbas

    February 20, 2011 at 8:47 am

  94. I am also glad for my name,I never knew the meaning but thanks for this website,god bless you all sumayia’s.


    March 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

  95. tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,glad to know the meaning ,DEHHHH,nks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    March 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

  96. sumaiya means “pure”.


    March 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

  97. salam to al sumaiya’s out der …m very glad 4 dis page …thnx a lot .I was searching out for the meaning of my name since many year .asked my
    Mom many times …only responce i got was ‘she is our 1st female matyr of islam’ bt now m very much satisfied with the above mentioned meaning …once again thnx a lot.


    April 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

  98. i wanna know too what sumayia means ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Sumayia Naz

    June 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

  99. Sumaiya also means Sacrifice in Arabic if you don’t know , gosh ! So many meanings , too many Sumaiyas out here !

    Sumaiya Akhtar Tania

    June 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

  100. salam Guys another sumaiya here…………….? I just wanted to know meaning of my name…………….so glad to find it….
    hope to meet many more SUMAIYAAS at this site……………very happy 2 c all the sumaiyas …………..hope the keeping of this name continues…………..a big bye 2 all the sumiya sisters………..hope this name bring lot of prosperity…………………..


    June 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

  101. i love this name sumaiya.becoz this is my heart beats tousif………

    tousif ur rahman

    July 20, 2011 at 10:49 pm

  102. my dad said the same its the name of women marytyr for islam..
    my teacher said it means diamond…
    one website said it means excellence…
    another website said it means pure….my search is going on again…….


    July 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

  103. hiii all sumaiya’s

    I m also sumaiya i know this that its a araBIC AND MUSLIM NAME ..ITS a nice and beautiful name i really like this name and and all my friends like this name also i know kindoff that sumaiya means pure …but i m not but i m a warrior princess…<3:((i love u all sumaiya and i love the name sumaiya ….SUMAIYA is a specila name for all who r named by their parents sumaiya ,….

    thank you

    sumaiya kelly

    August 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

  104. I dont know what is the meaning of sumaiya but i love this name…

    Rizwan khan

    August 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

  105. it means the one who hears! Its an arabic name and is derived from the word Sama which literally means “hear”. Thankyou and great to know all sumyia’s out there ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ayesha Da Best

    August 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm


    gr8 discussion guys … soumaya is a wonderfull name a very beautifull name …. but guys my name is SOMIA … and i dont knw wot does it means ๐Ÿ˜ฆ pls help me .. i searched alotttt and alot and alot but i coudnt find the meaning of my name :(:(:(
    am a pakistani origin and living in Belgium. Soumaya and Somia are two different names soumaya is a nice name but wot does SOMIA means my mother gave me this name but she dont knw the meaning even no body knws the meaning …..:(
    anybody know what does SOMIA means ???????????,,, please help :(:(:(


    September 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm

  107. Hello every body my self SUMAIYA AHMED…..Im proud to be a muslim n i thanks for ALMIGHTY that he has given a thought to my parents to keep this name SUMAIYA……I’m proud to my self dat my name is SUMAIYA….THANK U ALL OF MY FRIENDS SUMAIYA’S!!!!!!!!!


    September 7, 2011 at 11:25 am

  108. ASSALAM ALAIKUM TO ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL SUMAIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA’SSSSSS OVER HERE i am sumaiya too .Its great to see this page and i really enjoyed reading tis page where so many of sumaiya’s had commented on their own name without knowing its real meaning and i too don know wat s its real meaning then its feeling great to have tis name and being one among of u all and i hope tat i meet u al once in my life time k my dear ones bye to all of u take care ALLAH HAFIZ and VALAIKUM SALAM

    sumaiya banu

    September 15, 2011 at 7:00 am

  109. i have heard that it means a “beautiful lady”…

    or in urdu “husn wali”

    summaiyaj amil

    September 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm

  110. im so happy finally i found out the real meaning of my name. i knew the historical meaning of my name. now i know the subjective meaning of my name. im so grateful to allah that my parents named me such a graceful name though in Bangladesh it is a pretty common name ๐Ÿ˜ฆ anyways โค to all Sumaiyas all over the world.

    Sumaiya Jabin

    September 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

  111. Hai sumaiya s.. Am also sumaiya.. I thank so much 4 tis site . To give meaning of sumaiya


    September 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

  112. sumaiya means ‘blue moon’


    September 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  113. Assalam-alaikum,
    We have a baby girl on 5th Sept, 2011. We named her name Sumaiyah. But I’m confused with the spelling of the name. Can anybody suggest what will be the actual spelling?


    October 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm

  114. Well, this thread has grown so long & it’s been going on from past 3 years now… to add to the list, if not for the confusion, I’ve found one more meaning for the name “Sumaiya”. One gentleman replied me with the following….

    “the name Sumaiya has a beautiful meaning,,Sumaiya literally comes from Sumow wich means (Highness) and Sumaiya is a famal name of Sumai wich mean the very proud one and a who feels he is a Higher one”

    The way he has explained, identifying the meaning from the root words makes some sense….


    October 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

  115. i wanna know what SUMAIYA means??????

    sumaiya qazi

    October 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

  116. Mashallah how many sumaiya’s are here on this page am Sumaiya2 ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol and i love my name and what i knw is tht my name means the smallest of the sky smthng v.high who no1 can reached their places in life luck and hopeful girl….

    and hope to be a friend of all Sumaiya’s here:)

    fii aman ALLAH

    Sumaiya AL-tobi

    October 25, 2011 at 10:06 am

  117. Assalamualaikum to all Sumaiya’s!!I’m so happy finding this page.I used to dislike my name as I didn’t know its meaning.Now I am really very happy being a SUMAIYA!!:-)

    Sumaiya Tasnova Anonna

    November 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

  118. Hai! Even em sumaiya i thanks my parents n my relative 4 giving me such a good name em proud 2 knw d meaning of my name I Love my Name

    sumaiya khan

    December 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    • I have a daughter named Sumaiya, i gave that name after hearing the story of Sumaiya (R A) .I am happy to know the real meaning of Sumaiya today.

      Nasiru Sule

      December 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

  119. i have a beautiful daughter called sumaiya, i always get embarassed whenever pple ask me of her name. Alhamdulillah 2day i knw d meaning of her name.

    bilkisu sanni

    December 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm

  120. The meaning of name sumaiya is high , lofty……………….fortunately the sumaiya is also the name of first muslim who was martyred …………….


    December 25, 2011 at 7:48 am

  121. thanks 2 my mother nd father for giving me such a meaning full name.

    Sumaiya Afrin

    January 3, 2012 at 11:57 am

  122. Assalamualaikum,
    Another Sumaiya here. I’ve beem following this post for years now! I’ve heard of all the meanings mentioned above on other sites too. It’s interesting how a lot of the meaning are related to each other.

    Apart from the above I have also heard that Sumaiya is the old archaic Arabic word for sky, the new one being Sama. I don’t know how credible the source was and I can’t remember which site I read it on but considering the information above it kind of makes sense.

    Take care =)


    January 11, 2012 at 2:38 am

  123. Assalamualaikum,
    Another Sumaiya here. Iโ€™ve been following this post for years now! Iโ€™ve heard of all the meanings mentioned above on other sites too. Itโ€™s interesting how a lot of the meaning are related to each other.

    Apart from the above I have also heard that Sumaiya is the old archaic Arabic word for sky, the new one being Sama. I donโ€™t know how credible the source was and I canโ€™t remember which site I read it on but considering the information above it kind of makes sense.

    Take care =)


    January 11, 2012 at 2:43 am

  124. Sumaiya is an Arabic name meaning

    “high above or from the sky”,
    “A flower bud”,
    “A female martyr of Islam”,
    “first woman martyr in Islam (brutally murdered)”

    pawan saraswat

    January 11, 2012 at 9:11 am

  125. hi m name z sumaiya and it means someone who is in a high position or dignity


    March 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm

  126. hi m name is sumaiya and it means someone who is in a high position or dignity thats right


    March 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm

  127. Salaams to U all!! A lot of ppl around me kno d meanin of dia names, and I’m asked mine, and I’m like ermmmmm…its d name of d 1st female matyr in islam. So today I decide 2 find d real meanin n I google it n came across dis blog. OMG! So diaz a whole world of Summaiyahs out dia! Its so excitin readin all d commnts n learnin all dis stuff abt my name. Alhamdulillah 4 my name, n 4 u all. One luv girls.

    Summaiyah Gumbi

    April 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  128. assalam o alikum my name is also summiya islam,s first martyr women was HAZRAT SUMMIYA.


    April 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

  129. Yeah it’s my name too
    I found stuff online that said “exalted” which I find odd but ok


    May 2, 2012 at 2:25 am

  130. i thout it meens (1 girl worayor)? my name is sumaiya as well LOL


    June 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  131. My name is Somaya, I’m not muslim or anything but my mom got the name from a friend named Sumaiya and shes moroccan. I also know a muslim named Sumayya. Ive always been told it was the name of an moroccan princess

    somaya mcdermott

    July 5, 2012 at 3:51 am

  132. i m also sumayya ๐Ÿ™‚


    July 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

  133. WOW! so many Sumaiyas ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m confused after reading all of this so I’ve decided to stick to ”Warrior Princess” ๐Ÿ˜›

    Sumaiya Fatima

    July 26, 2012 at 12:57 am

  134. hiii sumaiya, even my name is also sumaiya… i searched meaning of my names lots of time…bt at one website i got the meaning as pure…well! i think it might be rite…


    August 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  135. Hello everyone !! ๐Ÿ˜€ here is another sumaiya.. ๐Ÿ™‚ and d meaning of my name is pure.. ๐Ÿ™‚


    September 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  136. the name of ma gf…she herself doesnt know the meaning…… i googled

    Orion Rahman

    October 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  137. Sumaiya means sumaiya ๐Ÿ™‚


    October 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  138. hello , my name is maya and i was planning to change it to sumaya… but its a very sacred name to live up to isnt it? also a lady with this name died and that scares me..would u pls guide me more?


    December 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm

  139. hey me too “sumaiya”..
    bt unfortunately dun knw d meaning of it.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


    January 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

  140. heyyy..thanx for all d sumaiyas out der for making me realise i have a really sweet name. i hav been trying to find out the original meaning of my name and today i am so glad dat i came accross this page. der r many meNings Pure, loafty, beautiful flower.. so now onwards i’ll keep believing in these maenings. yayyyyy!!!!!!! m sooooo
    happpyyyy !!! i luvvvvv my name.

    sumaiya pathan

    February 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

  141. heyyy..thanx for all d sumaiyas out der for making me realise i have a really sweet name. i hav been trying to find out the original meaning of my name and today i am so glad dat i came accross this page. der r many meNings Pure, loafty, beautiful flower.. so now onwards i’ll keep believing in these meanings. yayyyyy!!!!!!! m sooooo
    happpyyyy !!! i luvvvvv my name.2

    sumaiya pathan

    February 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

  142. Assalam o alaikum… My name is Sumaiya…… mean Pure, High Rank, Name of lady companion of the Prophet first Martyr in Islam, Elevated.

    sumaiya memon

    March 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

  143. hey.. after searching so much i have found an answer to dis… sumaiya means ‘pure’….


    April 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

  144. hi… friends even iam sumaiya i heard the meaning of sumaiya is some thing “pure” as in arabic “neik daman aurat”… thats it thank you

    sumaiya kaunain

    April 8, 2013 at 11:33 am

  145. Hi,Im a sumaiyah too. The word sumaiyah comes from the root word ‘samaa’, which means sky. Hence, it means ‘like the sky’ or ‘from the sky’.
    From these literal meanings, the figurative meaning of ‘exalted’, ‘elevated’ and ‘pristine’ (implying anything coming from the sky should be pure) is derived.
    I have also been told that the special word form, kind of adds the meaning of ‘dearest’. (so if someones named zainab, if you call them ‘zunaibah’ it means ‘dearest zainab’. Perhaps it was a technique to ‘soften’ ‘powerful’ names like sumaiyah to make them more ladylike… Though Im not sure about this last part.
    On another note, the name ‘umm’ or ‘ummu’ (alif meem) does not just mean mother of. When placed in front of another name, it can mean ‘one who has all the characteristics of’ , or ‘owner of’ as in the name umm kulthum (owner of chubby cheeks)
    Just thought i’d put that in ๐Ÿ™‚

    ummu sumaiyah

    May 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

  146. Oh and (please check up on this, Im not sure if its true) sumaiyah r.a. Had a history even before Islam. Female infanticde was quite common in pre islamic arabia, and sumaiyah had two older sisters who were buried alive by their father. However, due to whatever circumstances he regretted his actions and asked god=heaven=sky to send him a chance to make up for his actions, and soon after Sumaiya was born. So the meaning ‘from the sky’ would also make sense.

    ummu sumaiyah

    May 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  147. OMG finally i have people the named sumaiya. I have been so lonely. Finally i have group so much people i don’t know it is like u r family 2 me


    May 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  148. It really does mean ‘warrior princess’ like your friend said ๐Ÿ™‚ it also means highly respectable


    August 3, 2013 at 11:23 pm

  149. Assalamualaikum warehmatullahi wabrakatohu …..
    Sumaiya … she was the first martyr lady in Islam …. brave
    i m sumaiya …. i m really glad to see u all Sumaiyaaaaaaas … May Allah bless me n all of u… Ameen


    November 30, 2013 at 11:56 am

  150. couldn’t find the meaning


    February 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm

  151. hey to all the sumaya out there I too am a little confused about what sumaya means . but I was told sumaya means first woman martyr of islam!!!! ;3


    February 22, 2014 at 6:47 am

  152. It means, in between two heavens, little sky and beautiful face x


    February 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

  153. hello here is another sumaiya. to say all ur answers are right bu sumaiya really means ‘the first woman in islam to say ashahada lailaha wailalahu shahadana muhamadin rasulilahu.

    sumaiya omar

    February 28, 2014 at 10:58 pm

  154. ASSALAM-U-ALAIKUM to all my brothers and sisters. I have a very sweet, beautiful, lovely and kind heart wife by name ‘SUMIYA’ and I call her as my ‘ANGEL PRINCESS’ and its Pure princess is what her name meant for thanks to all of u for such a marvellous replies for my wife’s name I LOVE U A LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT


    March 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm

  155. WOW…I wonder that how many girls have name summaiya ๐Ÿ˜€ . We all write different spellings but it means same .well from what i have heard n read is that sacrifice and high above all . it is basically name of a Muslim women n its an Arabic word .

    Summaiya Mughal

    April 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

  156. Hi sumaiya,
    tis s sumaiya Haroon…i too spend my lots of time to search d meaning of our name but yet i didn’t get…once in net i got a meaning as”little wounder”…im very happy wit tat meaning so from tat onwards i stopped Searching but still im not satisfy with tat..if u get d meaning, im pleasing u to inform me ….
    take care…..,
    with love &care,
    sumaiya Haroon ๐Ÿ˜Š

    sumaiya Haroon

    April 5, 2014 at 10:16 pm

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