Saniyah: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Saniyah

[sah-NY-ah]

A respelling of the Arabic name Saniyya, which itself comes from the male name Sani, meaning "brilliant" or "splendid." You know, kind of like how little Saniyah's adoring grandparents will see her every single move.

Nicknames:

San, Sani, Niyah.

Famous people named Saniyah:

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Fun fact:

Thanks to the "-iyah" naming trend, this name first hit the popularity charts in 2004 -- but dropped off before re-emerging in 2018.