Given Name RUQAYYAH

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Arabic
OTHER SCRIPTS: رقيّة (Arabic)

Meaning & History

Derived either from Arabic رقى (ruqia) meaning "rise, ascent" or from رقية (ruqyah) meaning "spell, charm, incantation". This was the name of one of the daughters of the Prophet Muhammad. She became a wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims.
VARIANT: Ruqayya
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Roghayeh (Persian), Rukiye (Turkish)

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Entry updated December 8, 2017