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What does Zahir mean?

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.

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

(female) Zahirra, Zahirza, ..

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)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Zahir for boys. Zahir was first listed in 1999 and reached its apex rank of #1110 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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.