Noor

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Noor mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Noor

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

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From Arabic نُور (nūr, “light”).

  1. A female or male given name of Arabic origin.

Noor was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons Named Noor

Noor is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to 1978. Noor was born as the child of Najeeb Halaby on August 23rd, 1951 in Washington, D.C.

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Noor Jehan was a film music, ghazal, classical music, urdu and punjabi film songs, qawwali, film score, urdu, and punjabi language musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1996. Noor was given the name Allah Rakhi Wasai on September 21st, 1926 in Kasur. She passed away on December 23rd, 2000.

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Noor Inayat Khan is a military person. Her military service ended in 1944.

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Neelofa Noor is an entrepreneur, actress, model, brand ambassador, author, television host, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Neelofa was given the name Noor Neelofa binti Mohd Noor on February 10th, 1989 in Pasir Mas, Kelantan Malaysia.

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Noor Bukhari is a model (people), actor, model, and actress. She was most active from 1999 to present. Noor was born Noor Bukhari in Lahore.

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Noor Mohamed Hassanali was a president. He was most prominent from 1987 to 1997. Noor was born on August 13th, 1918 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. He breathed his last breath on August 25th, 2006.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Noor

Noor is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to 1978. Noor was born as the child of Najeeb Halaby on August 23rd, 1951 in Washington, D.C.

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Nisha Noor is an actress and actor.

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Neelofa Noor is an entrepreneur, actress, model, brand ambassador, author, television host, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Neelofa was given the name Noor Neelofa binti Mohd Noor on February 10th, 1989 in Pasir Mas, Kelantan Malaysia.

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Noora Noor is a neo soul, jazz, and blues musician. She was most active from 1998 to present. Noora was given the name Noora Mohammed Noor on July 8th, 1979. Noora is also known as Noora.

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Saima Noor is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Saima was born in Multan.

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Syed Noor is a film director, producer, writer, and actor. He has been prominent since 1970. Syed was born in Lahore, Pakistan.

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How popular is the baby name Noor in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 7 7 0
1980 13 7 6
1981 18 13 5
1982 17 17 0
1983 19 19 0
1984 30 23 7
1985 35 28 7
1986 34 21 13
1987 26 26 0
1988 48 36 12
1989 56 51 5
1990 66 54 12
1991 100 88 12
1992 84 76 8
1993 113 96 17
1994 107 92 15
1995 111 94 17
1996 137 127 10
1997 131 118 13
1998 139 123 16
1999 217 182 35
2000 217 202 15
2001 234 209 25
2002 228 203 25
2003 234 212 22
2004 224 202 22
2005 248 203 45
2006 259 227 32
2007 246 205 41
2008 268 238 30
2009 252 223 29
2010 267 230 37
2011 268 240 28
2012 246 220 26
2013 251 231 20
2014 280 256 24
2015 313 272 41
2016 340 307 33
2017 348 311 37

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Popularity of Noor as a first name

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Popularity of Noor as a last name

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Common last names for Noor

  • Begum
  • Mohamed

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Noor U.S.
  White 17.03% 64.26%
  African American 35.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 39.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Noor

People with the last name Noor are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Noor

  • What name lists does Noor rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Noor? Noor is the 3,299th most popular name of all time. As a last name Noor was the 12,192nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Noor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,231 babies born with the first name Noor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Noor to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Noor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Noor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Noor is Monday, October 20th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Noor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Noor was in 2017 with a total of 311 babies.
  • Random Noor Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Noor is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Noor: Your name in reverse order is Roon. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rono. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Noor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,555 people with the last name Noor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Noor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Noor as their last name since less than 1 person in 115k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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