Nur - boys name

Nur name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Nur name meaning:

The name Nur is of Arabic origin, and it holds great significance in the Islamic faith. Nur is an Arabic word that translates to "light" in English. In Islamic theology, Nur is often associated with divine light or spiritual illumination. It is used metaphorically to represent enlightenment, guidance, and knowledge.

When used as a name for a boy, Nur carries the connotation of being a source of light or a bringer of light. It symbolizes the qualities of intelligence, wisdom, and inspiration. It is believed that individuals named Nur possess an innate ability to shine a light on others' lives, bringing clarity and understanding.

The name Nur also reflects the Islamic belief that God is the ultimate source of light, and those who bear this name are seen as being blessed with a connection to the divine. Therefore, the name Nur carries a profound spiritual and religious significance, representing the hope for a life filled with enlightenment, faith, and righteousness.

Origin: Arabic


Related names

Nur , Benedicta, Noora , Nooreen, Noori, Nooruddeen, Noorudeen, Nureen

Other boys names beginning with N


Overall UK ranking: 3990 out of 4789

4 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Nur

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