The pretty little girl’s name Hafsa is of Arabic and Urdu origin meaning ‘gathering’, and is low in popularity. It is most common amongst Sunni Muslims and countries with the Urdu language. It is also believed to mean ‘female lion cub’ or ‘young lioness’. It is not known as a Quranic (relating to or contained in the Quran) name, but is widely used amongst Muslims for it’s powerful meaning. The boy’s name equivilant is Hafs, without the ‘a’, meaning ‘lion cub’ in Arabic.
The name Hafsa is not common in English-speaking countries, being a predominantly Islamic/Muslim baby name. Hafsa’s popularity ranking currently stands at number 275 in England and Wales, number 238 in France, number 239 in the Netherlands and number 83 in Turkey. Rankings for other countries are not well known and data was difficult to find.
There has been very little recordings of the name Hafsa in the United States. According to the Social Security Administration, only 1,800 babies were given the name Hafsa between 1880-2019. The name had it’s peak in 2014 with 113 little girls being given the name Hafsa.
Overview Of Hafsa – Name Meaning, Origin And Popularity
Hafsa is an adorable little girls name of Arabic origin meaning ‘little lioness’. A fierce, lively and proud personality could be in her future!
Popular Countries: Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.
Nicknames For The Name Hafsa: None known
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Meaning Of The Name Hafsa
The Hafsa girl name meaning in Urdu means ‘The name of the Holy Prophet’s wife’. Urdu is a language mainly spoken in India and Pakistan. In Arabic it means ‘gathering’ and in Islamic it means ‘lioness’ or ‘female lion cub’.
Variations And Names That Sound Similar
The meaning and origin of Hafsa is a very traditional and not commonly used, therefore there are not many variations in spelling. However, there are a few names that are related to Hafsa and sound slightly similar. Here are a few examples:
- Hafiz (boy)
- Hafsaa (boy)
- Havsa (boy)
Famous People With The Name Hafsa
- Hafsat Abiola: Nigerian human rights, civil rights and democracy activist
- Hafsa Bekri: Iraqi-Moroccan poet
- Hafsa Bint al-Hajj al-Rukuniyya: Andalusian poet
- Hafsa bint Umar: Daughter of Umar ibn al-Khattab, wife of Muhammad
- Hafsa Sultan: Ottoman Sultan Selim I’s wife
- Hafsa Şeyda Burucu: Turkish Karateka
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