Quick Facts on Saniyah
- African-American, American, Arabic
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Characteristics of Saniyah
Etymology & Historical Origin - Saniyah
Saniyah is an Americanized respelling of Saniyya (سنيّة) which means “brilliant, radiant” in Arabic. Female names with the “-iyah” suffix have become ϋber-popular in the United States, particularly within the African-American community. This was largely influenced by the talented singer and pop-star Aaliyah. Now we can find the following similar sounding names on the American charts: Aniyah, Maliyah, Amiyah, Janiyah, Jaliyah, Kaliyah, Taliyah, Zaniyah, Samiyah, Zariyah and Sariyah (and no, we’re not kidding). The “-iyah” craze may be a little overdone at this point, but we do love the “brilliant” etymology of Saniyya. We also love that it’s a Five in numerology – the number representing people with the most “radiant” of personalities. Apparently the name fits!
Popularity of the Name Saniyah
Saniyah has only been around since 2004 and pretty quickly leveled off in the middle of the charts around position #600. Now she’s turning backwards and losing usage, most likely because the “-iyah” names have become a little too trendy and overused. It’s hard to know where the name will go from here; it hasn’t been around long enough to determine its staying power. Still, how can you not like a name that means “resplendence”? Perhaps this one will shine on.
Popularity of the Girl Name Saniyah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Saniyah
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Saniyah
Saniyah We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Saniyah.
Popular Songs on Saniyah
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Saniyah
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Famous People Named Saniyah
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Children of Famous People Named Saniyah
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Saniyah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Saniyah - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Saniyah.
Personality of the Girl Name Saniyah
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Saniyah