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Nur (girl)

What does Nur mean?

Nur Pronunciation of Nur [nur] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Nur) has the meaning "light". Nur is an alternate form of Nura (Arabic, Aramaic).

Associated with: light.


Nur has 2 variants: Noor and Nour.

4 more relations via Nura: Noura, Nureen, Nurine and Nuru.

Creative forms:
(female) Naar, Nuro, ..

(male) Non, Nuni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nur Aracely (N.A.), ..

How popular is Nur?

Nur is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#31704 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Noor (#985 in recent rankings) and Nour are the prominent variation forms of Nur (unlisted). These forms of Nur were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2008 (median #1433) and are almost as popular today (#1492, 13% less usage). Noor is the most fashionable baby name here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noor, Nour in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nur and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nur is pronounced similarly to Nore. Other recommended names are Aud, Aura, Aure, Cor, Eir, Gul, Guro, Gus, Lu, Lura, Luz, Na-, Nan, Nari, Nat, Nea, Nel, Nera, Nia, Nic, Nira, Nis, Nix, Noa, Noe, Nora, Norm, Nula, Nurit, Nya, Nyx, Rue, Rui, Su, Sue and Suri. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nur.

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