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What does Nur mean?

Nur [nur] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Nur) is of Arabic derivation, and Nur means "light". Nur is a variant form of Noor (Arabic) with the suffix -ur. Nur is also a variation of Nuri (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic, light (bright).


Nur has 1 variant: Nour.

Nur has 3 more different relations via Noor, Nuri: Noori, Nuriel and Nuris.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Nar, Norr, ..

(female) Nurra, Nurro, ..

How popular is Nur?

Nur is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#31704 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name history of Nur for boys. Nur has not been recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nur name in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Nur is alike in pronunciation to Ner. Other recommended names are Gur and Nuru. Like Nur, these names are not frequently used.