Arabic name comes from (سَوَّدَ) [sawwada] actually means - "black stones on the mountain". See the name Sawdah.
Sawda bint Zama ibn Qayyis ibn Abd Shams - was one of the thirteen Prophet Muhammad`s wives: (Khadija, Aisha, Hafsa, Zaynab (bint Khuzayma), Hind (Umm), Zaynab (bint Jahsh), Juwayriyya, Safiyya, Ramla, Maymuna, Mariyah, Rayhana), and considered by Muslims to be a Mother of the Believers. She was of the Quraysh tribe on her father's side and was the first woman to emigrate to Abyssinia with her first husband As - Sakran bin Amr, after being persecuted by the polytheists of Mecca. Her husband died either on the way back to Mecca. Sakran left Abyssinia by sea with Waqqas to preach.
Sawda and Sakran had a son, Abdur Rahman ibn Sakran, who was killed in the Battle of Jalula in 637 AD.
Muhammad gave permission to Khawla to speak to Abu Bakr and to Sawda on the subject of their marriage. Muhammad married her in Shawwal, in the tenth year of His Prophethood, a few days after the death of Khadijah. She was older than Muhammad.
After Muhammad's death, Sawda received a gift of money, which she spent on charity. Muawiyah I, the first caliph of the Umayyad dynasty bought her house in Medina for 180,000 dirhams. She died in Medina in October 674.