Umaima is an endearing traditional baby name for girls. Middle Eastern in origin, the name's colorful tone makes it a popular choice for literature. Umaima was the name of a character in Palace Walk by Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, and Umaima is also character in Moryaa Re by Mark Manuel. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Umaima:

Arabic: Little mother

Origin of the name Umaima:

Umaima originates from the Arabic phrase Umama (أُمَيْمة). It is an endearment created from the Arabic word أُمّ (meaning “mother,” “origin,” or “source”). The nickname Umaima meant “little mother,” and it eventually became a given name. In addition to Arabic, this name is popular in other languages. For example, the Urdu spelling of Umaima isامیمہ and the Hindi spelling is उमैमा.

Symbolism of the name Umaima:

Umaima is a diminutive of the name Umama and means “little mother.” The most famous bearer of the name was Umama bint Zaynab. As the granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad, Umaima accompanied the prophet while he prayed. The symbol of Umaima was the onyx prayer necklace.

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Gender of the name Umaima:

Umaima is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Umaima:


Number of syllables in the name Umaima:


Emotion evoked from the name Umaima:

The name Umaima evokes feelings of unity and uplift.

Alternative spellings for the name Umaima:

  • Umaimah
  • Umama
  • Umayma
  • Umamah
  • Umâmâ
  • Umāma
  • Umāmah

Nicknames for the name Umaima:

Popularity of the name Umaima:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Umaima was the 8,094th most popular baby name for girls in 2019.

Related names for the name Umaima:

  • Umniya
  • Umberta
  • Ursula
  • Ulrica
  • Una
  • Umali
  • Umoja
  • Udella
  • Unique 
  • Unity

Great middle names for Umaima and their meanings:

  • Aqsa (zenith, farthest, most distant, intelligence)
  • Badr (full moon)
  • Claire (clear, bright, famous)
  • Daneen (princess)
  • Eimaan (faith, piousness, belief)
  • Ellie (bright, shining one, light)
  • Erum (heaven, paradise)
  • Farah (joy, happiness, glee)
  • Ghadah (gorgeous, beautiful, graceful)
  • Jawhara (gem, jewel, precious stone)
  • Manal (achievement)
  • Paige (attendant)
  • Yusra (wealth, success, prosperity)

Famous people with the name Umaima:

Umaima in popular culture:

  • Umaima (character in the Palace Walk by Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz)
  • Umaima (character in Moryaa Re by Mark Manuel)
  • Umaima Enclave (housing society in Pakistan)