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Gender: Male Meaning of Anwar: "brighter, clearer" Origin of Anwar: Arabic

The name Anwar is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "brighter, clearer". Anwar and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Strongly identified with peace-accord-seeking Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat.

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Famous People Named Anwar

(Muhammad) Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt; winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Anwar Abdul Ghanee, Maldividan footballer
Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian politician
Anwar Shamim, Pakistani Air Force officer
Anwar Uddin, British footballer
Anwar Hadid, American male model
Gabrielle Anwar, English actress

Pop Culture References for the name Anwar

Anwar, character from TV series "Sinbad"
Phil Anwar, character from movie "The Warrior Class"
Anwar Ibrahim, character in Mark Z. Danielewski's "The Familiar" series


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