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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Safi

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Alt. Meaning

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

A is for artistic, adding beauty to the world

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

I is for immaculate, keeping it tidy

Notable Persons Named Safi

Safi was born in 1216. He left this life in 1294.


Safi Faye is a film director, ethnology, and ethnologist. She has been prominent since 1972. Safi was born on November 22nd, 1943 in Dakar.


Safi was born on September 22nd, 1953.


Safi Belghomari is a soccer player for the USM Annaba, US Biskra, MC Alger, MC Oran, CS Constantine, and USM Bel-Abbès. Safi was born on February 3rd, 1979 in Béni Saf.


Safi was born on January 2nd, 1862. He died in 1950.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Safi

Wadih El Safi was a tarab, folk, and folk music musician. He plays Oud. He was most prominent from 1952 to 2013. Wadih was given the name Wadih Francis on November 1st, 1921 in Niha Chouf. Wadih is also known as Sawt Lobnan Al Khaled, al imlak al loubnani, Sawt Lobnan Al Khaled (The Immortal Voice of Lebanon), and al imlak al loubnani (the Lebanese giant). He died on October 11th, 2013.


Shah Safi is a monarch. He holds the title Shahanshah of Iran, Sahib-i-Qiran, Sultan bar Salatin, Mirza(royal title), and Mirza. He was most active from 1629 to 1642.




Sana Safi is a journalist, news presenter, and writer. Sana was born in 1989 in Kabul.


Golrokhsar Safi is a writer and poet. Golrokhsar was born in 1947 in Dushanbe.


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Popularity of Safi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Safi U.S.
  White 59.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 23.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Safi

People with the last name Safi are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Safi

  • How Popular is the name Safi? Safi is the 31,451st most popular name of all time. As a last name Safi was the 17,367th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Safi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 143 babies born with the first name Safi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Safi to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Safi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Safi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Safi is Wednesday, January 1st, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Safi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Safi was in 2016 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Safi Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Safi is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Safi: Your name in reverse order is Ifas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sifa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Safi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,626 people with the last name Safi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Safi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Safi as their last name since less than 1 person in 182k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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