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< 1k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Nur

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Light
  • #17169 All Time
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5k Noor (Arabic)
< 1k Noura (Arabic)
< 1k Nura (Arabic)
< 1k Nuru (Swahili)

How popular is the name "Nur" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1981 5 0 5
1987 7 7 0
1989 15 10 5
1990 12 12 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 17 17 0
1996 24 18 6
1997 19 14 5
1998 13 13 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 17 17 0
2002 19 11 8
2003 18 10 8
2004 22 16 6
2005 15 15 0
2006 20 12 8
2007 22 17 5
2008 16 10 6
2009 23 11 12
2010 14 9 5
2011 7 7 0
2012 15 9 6
2013 11 5 6
2014 20 13 7

Want to know about the populiarty of Nur? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 419 babies born with the name Nur in the United States. That's more than enough Nurs to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nur" was in 1996 with a total of 18 babies.

According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nur" is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of only 17 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Nur popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Nur in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nur" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nur as well as things modernly associated with the name Nur such as celebrities named Nur.

Arabic

Origin and Meaning of Nur

The name "Nur" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Your name in reverse order is "Run". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Unr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Nur born Nov 29, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1025. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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