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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Arifa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Arifa

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  • A user from Guyana says the name Arifa means "Knowledge".
  • A user from India says the name Arifa is of Arabic origin and means "Knowledgeable,learner, intelligent".
  • A submission from India says the name Arifa means "Flower".

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Notable Persons Named Arifa

Moushumi is an actress, model, and director. She has been prominent since 1993. Moushumi was given the name Arifa Parvin Moushumi on November 3rd, 1973 in Khulna, Bangladesh.


Arifa Khalid is a Member of Parliament and National Assembly of Pakistan. She has had major accomplishments since 2013. Arifa was born in Jhelum, Pakistan.


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Fun Facts about the name Arifa

  • How Popular is the name Arifa? Arifa is the 61,899th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Arifa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20 babies born with the first name Arifa in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arifa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Arifa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arifa is Monday, January 15th, 1917.
  • What year had the most people named Arifa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arifa was in 1985 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Arifa: Your name in reverse order is Afira. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rfiaa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Arifa born Sep 26, 1990

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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