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Anwar (boy)

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What does Anwar mean?

Anwar [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.

Associated with: arabic, light (bright), famous.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Anawar, Arwar, ..

(female) Anwarai, Anwarria, ..

How popular is Anwar?

Anwar is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#14745 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Anwar for boys. Anwar was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1097 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 Einar, Inar and Ynyr. Other suggested similar names are Abnar, Adar, Adlar, Akbar, Algar, Alvar, Ammar, Ander, Andor, Anker, Ankur, Annan, Anrai, Antal, Antwan, Anwel, Anwil and Anwyl. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anwar.