[ 3 syll. ras-hi-da, ra-sh-ida ] The baby girl name Rashida is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as Raa-SHIY-D-ah †. Rashida is of Arabic origin. It is used mainly in Arabic and Swahili. The meaning of Rashida is 'rightly guided, of true faith, mature'. Rashida is the feminine equivalent of the English, Arabic, Indian, Iranian, and Swahili Rashid.
Forms of Rashida include the name Raashida, the name Raashidah, the name Rachida, the name Rasheda, the name Rasheedah, the name Rasheida, the Swahili Rashi, the name Rashidee, the name Rashidi, and the name Rashyda.
Rashida is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1977 with 0.021% of baby girls being named Rashida. It was #536 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a marked drop in frequency since then, and is of only sporadic use now. Among all girl names in its family, Rashida was nevertheless the most popular in 2018. Rashida has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
Baby names that sound like Rashida include Rasheeda, Rakshita, Rashidee, Rashidi, Reseda, Rosetta, Rosita, Roswitha, Rustee, Raghd, Raghda, Rakath, Rakathe, Rakkath, Rakkathe, Ratie, Rochette, Rosette, Roswithe, and Rozyte.
† English pronunciation for Rashida: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"