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Meaning and Name Origin

Anwar \a-nwar, an-war\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Anwar) is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Anwar is "light". Made famous by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.


Anwar is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15282 out of 88799, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Anwar for boys. Anwar has not been ranked in the list so far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anwar name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anwar outside U.S.

Similar Names

Anwar is alike in pronunciation to Inar. Another suggested similar baby name is Ammar. Like Anwar, these names are not commonly used.