Gender: Feminine
Origin: Arabic  سميّة Сумаыя
Meaning: “high above.”

The name was borne by Sumayya bint Khayyat (died 615 C.E.) an early convert to Islam and also considered the first Muslim Martyr.

As of 2009, Sumayya was the most popular female name in Tajikistan.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Sumejja (Albanian/Bosnian)
  • Soumaia (Algerian/Moroccan)
  • Sumayyah (Indonesian/Malaysian)
  • Sümeyye (Turkish)