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Anwar meaning and name origin
Anwar \a-nwar, an-war\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Anwar), is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Anwar is "light". Made famous by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
Anwar is also pronounced similarly to Inar. Another suggested similar baby name is Ammar.
Popularity of Anwar
Anwar is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15282 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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