First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Ruqaiya

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Alt. Meaning

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

Q is for qualified, no doubt you are!

A is for action, something to take now

I is for ideals, no higher!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

Notable Persons Named Ruqaiya

Ruqaiya Sultan Begum was a famed person. She was most prominent from 1556 to 1605. Ruqaiya was born as the child of Hindal Mirza in Afghanistan. She passed away on January 19th, 1626.


Ruqaiya Hasan was a noteworthy person. Ruqaiya was born in 1931 in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India. Ruqaiya is also known as Ruqaiya Halliday. She left this life on June 24th, 2015.


Fun Facts about the name Ruqaiya

  • How Popular is the name Ruqaiya? Ruqaiya is the 71,735th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ruqaiya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Ruqaiya in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruqaiya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2013 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ruqaiya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruqaiya is Saturday, April 9th, 1932.
  • What year had the most people named Ruqaiya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruqaiya was in 2014 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ruqaiya: Your name in reverse order is Ayiaqur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yriuaaq. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ruqaiya born Oct 18, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 725. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.