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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

Umaima originates from the Arabic phrase Umama (أُمَيْمة) and means “little mother”. It is an endearment created from the Arabic word أُمّ (meaning “mother,” “origin,” or “source”). 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.

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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Nicknames for Umaima

The name Umaima evokes feelings of unity and uplift. For such a strong and traditional name, you may want to balance it with a fun nickname. We've compiled a list of nicknames for you to consider:

  • Uma
  • Umi 
  • Mai 
  • May 
  • Aima
  • Little Mama
  • Una
  • Mai-Mai
  • MayMay

Umaima Name Details

Style: Traditional

Gender: Umaima is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: oo-MAI-muh

Syllables: Three

Alternative Spelling for Umaima

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

Umaima Name Popularity

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

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  • 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 Named Umaima

  • 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)
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