The word wafaa means to be loyal or to fulfil an obligation. The name can be used for both genders in different forms of the word. Wafaa is not directly mentioned in the Quran. However, awfaa, which is the variant, is mentioned in the Quran.
There are also examples of Wafaa in the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stated about the fulfilment of oaths through disobedience to Allah:
وَلِمُسْلِمٍ: مِنْ حَدِيثِ عِمْرَانَ: ” لَا وَفَاءَ لِنَذْرٍ فِي مَعْصِيَةٍ”
“There is no fulfillment of a vow involving an act of disobedience.”
In Surah Al-Imran, Allah also mentions the fulfilment of vows. He says:
بَلَىٰ مَنْ أَوْفَىٰ بِعَهْدِهِ وَاتَّقَىٰ فَإِنَ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ
But yes, whoever fulfills his commitment and fears Allah – then indeed, Allah loves those who fear Him.
Someone who wants to give his child this name does so because he wants this child to be someone who fulfils his obligations and oaths to Allah as well as those around him.
Variations of the Name: Wafaa
Islamic Baby Boy Names
A male child who is a fulfilment of promise and trust.
A male child who fulfils promises and what is entrusted to him the most.
A sincere male child who fulfils his promises and what is entrusted to him.
A male child who always fulfils his promises and is trustworthy.
Islamic Baby Girl Names
A female child who is a fulfilment of promise and trust.
A sincere female child who fulfils her promises and what is entrusted to her.
A female child who always fulfils her promises and is trustworthy.