Quick Facts on Saniya
- African-American, American, Arabic
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Characteristics of Saniya
Etymology & Historical Origin - Saniya
Saniya is an Americanized respelling of an Arabic name Saniyya (سنيّة) which means “brilliant, radiant, splendid”. During the 1990s and onward several female names began to emerge in the United States with the “-iya(h)” suffix following the adoption of Aaliyah (a name popularized by a talented pop-singer who tragically died in an airplane crash in 2001). Now there are several different “-iya(h)” names on the American charts including: Aniya(h), Maliya(h), Janiya(h), Jaliya(h), Kaliya(h) and the list continues. Both Saniyah and Saniya have followed this trend. The “-iyah” craze may be a little overdone at this point, but many of these names can find their root etymologies in Arabic names (for instance Aaliyah means “exalted, sublime”). We do love the “radiant” etymology of Saniyya which perhaps gave birth to both Saniyah and Saniya. Although such names have experienced cross-cultural appeal, most of their popularity is owed to the African-American community.
Popularity of the Name Saniya
Saniya debuted on the American female naming charts in 2003 and then got as high as position #494 on the Top 1000 list in 2007 (mild to low moderate usage). However in more recent years Saniya has been slipping back down the charts most likely due to the increased competition of all the “-iya(h)” names currently in rotation. Names like Saniya (and even more so Saniyah) are fanciful, elaborate female names with a hint of Arabic influence not typical of the traditional Judeo-Christian or Western naming styles. Saniya is therefore different, exotic and original. Not all parents will be drawn to these modern embellishments but there is certainly a market for them as whimsically different ways to name one’s child. We might call Saniya a particularly “splendid” choice!
Popularity of the Girl Name Saniya
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Saniya
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Saniya
Saniya We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Saniya.
Popular Songs on Saniya
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Saniya
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Famous People Named Saniya
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Children of Famous People Named Saniya
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Saniya - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Saniya - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Saniya.
Personality of the Girl Name Saniya
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Saniya