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What does Zahir mean?

Zahir Pronunciation of Zahir [za-hir] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Zahir is "blossoming, flourishing".

Associated with: arabic, flourishing (power).


Zahir has 3 variants: Zaheer, Zahur and Zayyir.

Creative forms:
(male) Zanhir, Zuhir, ..

(female) Zahirza, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zahir Aldo (Z.A.), ..

How popular is Zahir?

Zahir is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#48567 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Zahir was first listed in 1999 and reached its apex rank of #1110 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #1202 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Zahir is alike in pronunciation to Zahoor, Zuhair and Zuhayr. Other suggested similar names are Gair, Jabir, Jair, Kadir, Mahir, Nadir, Nahir, Namir, Nasir, Ophir, Qadir, Safir, Saphir, Sapir, Tahir, Tamir, Yasir, Zafar, Zahour, Zain, Zaki, Zaphar, Zavier, Zayfir, Zayphir, Zefir and Zephir. Like Zahir, these names are not commonly used.

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