First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Shifa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Shifa

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Shifa means "The name Shifa (Arabic writing : ????) is a Muslim girls Names. The meaning of name Shifa is " Curing, healing "" and is of Arabic origin.
  • According to a user from India, the name Shifa is of Unknown origin and means "Cure".
  • A submission from Bangladesh says the name Shifa means "Healer" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A submission from Canada says the name Shifa means "Cure,reamedy and healing" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from India says the name Shifa is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Fibrous root, root of water-lily, mother, a lash or stroke with a rod, river, spikenard".

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Notable Persons Named Shifa

Shifa Gwaliori was a poet. Shifa was born Shifa Gwaliori in 1912 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. He died in 1968.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shifa

Cheng was born in 1921 in Shanghai. He left this life on June 17th, 2007.


Fun Facts about the name Shifa

  • How Popular is the name Shifa? Shifa is the 25,352nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shifa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 224 babies born with the first name Shifa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shifa 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 Shifa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Shifa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shifa is Tuesday, September 12th, 1922.
  • What year had the most people named Shifa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shifa was in 2006 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Shifa Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shifa is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Shifa: Your name in reverse order is Afihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sfiah. How do you pronounce that?

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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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