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Nuru (girl)

What does Nuru mean?

Nuru Pronunciation of Nuru [nu-ru] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Nuru) means "light". Nuru is an alternate spelling of Nura (Arabic, Aramaic).

Associated with: light.


Nuru has 1 variant: Noura.

5 more relations via Nura: Noor, Nour, Nur, Nureen and Nurine.

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

(male) Nuar, Nune, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nuru Tiffany (N.T.), ..

How popular is Nuru?

Nuru is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Nuru is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Noor (#985 in 2015) and Nour are the prominent alternative forms of Nuru (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Nuru reached the peak of their popularity 7 years ago (adoption of 0.01%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.01%, down 13%). Noor is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Nuru is alike in pronunciation to Nari, Neera, Nera, Nira, Noora, Nora, Norah, Norry and Nyree. Other suggested similar names are Dru, Nore, Norm, Nula, Nurit, Pru and Tru. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nuru.

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