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A sophisticated and lovely name. My favorite of the "light" names in other languages, like Helen.
Dray  3/20/2006
Spelled "Noor", this is the adopted Muslim name of King Hussein of Jordan's American-born queen, Noor al-Hussein. (Birth name Lisa Halaby.)
elizabeth hamlet  5/31/2006
Where I come from, most Muslim girls bear this in their name. For instance, you have such combinations as Nur Shakila, Nur Iman, etc.
However, their bearers go by the second name, and not "Nur" (for the examples above, they'd go by Shakila and Iman respectively). I wonder why, sometimes.
seraphine_eternal  4/5/2008
Another spelling is Nour (noor). I also know a little girl, whose family is from Egypt, named Nouran (noor-ahn; roll the r a little as you say it). It means "light of the Quran" in Arabic.
Arieanne  1/30/2009
This is also the usual Turkish spelling of Noor. [noted -ed]
bananarama  4/29/2011
In German, the word 'Nur' means 'only'.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2012
I'm naming a character this name and, in the story people are going to call her Nelly! I just think this name is so pretty!
LaraElkady  5/4/2013
Another variant of this name is Nour. [noted -ed]
notnatural  12/26/2015
Written as "نور" in Jawi, the Perso-Arabic script used to write Malay in parts of Malaysia and Brunei.
highexpectasians  2/11/2018

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