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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Athar

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  • According to a user from India, the name Athar is of Arabic origin and means "Pure".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun athar
  1. essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.
    synonyms: attar, atar, ottar, otto
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  1. Essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers

Notable Persons Named Athar

Art Malik is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Art was given the name Athar ul-Haque Malik on November 13th, 1952 in Bahawalpur.


Athar Ali Khan is a cricketer. Athar was born on February 10th, 1962 in Dhaka.


His military service ended in 2012.


Athar was born on March 5th, 1961.


Athar Minallah is an advocate supreme court of pakistan. Athar was born in 1961.


Athar was born on February 18th, 1952. He passed away on September 14th, 2013.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Athar

He holds the title Khateeb-e-Akbar. Maulana was given the name Mohammad Athar on January 1st, 1937 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, British India. He breathed his last breath on February 26th, 2016.


Faisal Athar is a cricketer. Faisal was born on October 15th, 1975 in Hyderabad, Sind, Pakistan.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Athar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Athar U.S.
  White 8.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Athar

People with the last name Athar are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Athar

  • How Popular is the name Athar? As a last name Athar was the 79,338th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Athar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Athar is Tuesday, January 18th, 1876.
  • How unique is the name Athar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Athar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Athar: Your name in reverse order is Rahta. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arath. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Athar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 240 people with the last name Athar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Athar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Athar as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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