Gender Feminine
Usage Arabic
Scripts رقيّة(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. roo-KIE-yah  [key·IPA]

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. The name was also borne by daughters of Ali and Husayn.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRüqəyya(Azerbaijani) Rakiya(Hausa) Roghayeh(Persian) Rukiye(Turkish)


People think this name is

formal   upper class   strong   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Entry updated June 9, 2023