Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Buhayya (Name)

Buhayya (transliteration: Buhayya, Arabic: بُهيّة) is an Arabic name for girls that is likely the diminutive form of Bahiyya,1, meaning “pleasing to the eye”, “good-looking”, “beautiful”, “attractive”.234

Buhayya is also spelled Buhaiya, Buhayyah, Bohaya and Buhaya among others.

There are two female Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Buhayya:

  • Buhayya bint Abdullah al-Bakriyyah بهية بنت عبد الله البكرية
  • Buhayya bint Busr بهية بنت بسر

Below is the name Buhayya written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Buhayya written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Ibn Sīda al-Mursī, Al-Muḥkam wa-l-Muḥīṭ al-Aʿẓam (d. 1066 CE), ب هـ و.
  2. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), بهو.
  3. Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names (Sultan Qaboos University, 1985), بَهِيَّة.
  4. Al-Fayyūmī, Al-Miṣbāḥ al-Munīr fī Gharīb al-Sharḥ al-Kabīr (d. 1368 CE), بهو.
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