"the one who brings good news"

Bashir Origin and Meaning

The name Bashir is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "the one who brings good news".

Used both as a given name and as a surname, Bashir is a familiar but still unusual choice in the USA and UK, even among Muslim families. In 2014, only 25 boys were named Bashir in the US. One reason for its low usage could be a connection to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, including genocide, in Darfur.

Bashir in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Julian Bashir, Star Trek: Deep Space 9