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What does Nura mean?

Nura Pronunciation of Nura [nu-ra] as a girls' name is pronounced NOOR-ah. It is of Arabic and Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Nura is "light". The Arabic name of the former Queen of Jordan.

Associated with: arabic, light, queen.


Nura has 7 variants: Noor, Nour, Noura, Nur, Nureen, Nurine and Nuru.

Creative forms:
(female) Nerra, Noera, ..

(male) Nuar, Nuree, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nura Blakely (N.B.), ..

How popular is Nura?

Nura is an uncommon given name for women. Nura is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Nura (not in Top 2000) are Noor (#985 from recent data) and Nour. These relations of Nura reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2008 (median #1433) and are almost as popular today. Noor is the most chic girl name among these. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Nura is pronounced similarly to Nari, Neera, Nera, Neriya, Nira, Noora, Nora, Norah, Norry and Nyree. Other recommended names are Alura, Audra, Aura, Azra, Azura, Bara, Bera, Cera, Cora, Dara, Dora, Doura, Eira, Fara, Iara, Idra, Kara, Kera, Kora, Kyra, Laura, Lora, Lura, Lyra, Mera, Mira, Mora, Myra, Nada, Nadra, Naia, Narda, Nata, Natura, Nedra, Nehura (see Nehara), Neka, Nela, Neta, Neva, Nika, Nila, Nina, Niran, Noa, Nona, Norda, Nore, Norna, Nubia, Nula, Nurit, Nya, Nyla, Nysa, Ofra, Pera, Rora, Sara, Sera, Shura, Tora, Uira, Vera and Zora. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nura.

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