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.