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Gender Feminine
Usage Arabic
Scripts رقيّة(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. roo-KIE-yah
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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.

Related Names

VariantRuqayya
Other Languages & CulturesRoghayeh(Persian) Rukiye(Turkish)

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