Gender: Feminine
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: “love; passion; longing.”

The name comes from the Turkish and Bosnian word meaning, “love; passion; longing.”

In Bosnian, the element can be found in the word for a type of folk music known as sevdalinka.

In Bulgaria, the designated name-day is September 17.

The name is borne by Azeri pop songstress, Sevda Alakbarzadeh (b.1977).

Currently, Sevda is the 6th most popular name among the general population in Azerbaijan.



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