"precious, scarce"

Nadir Origin and Meaning

The name Nadir is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "precious, scarce".
A relatively popular Arabic name that featured in the French Top 500 for much of the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st. It is also used as a given name in Turkey, Iran and Israel, as well as being a relatively common surname (also spelled Nader). Notable bearers include an 18th century Shah of Iran, a 19th century King of Afghanistan and a former Prime Minister of Jordan.

In astrology, the nadir is the lowest point of the sun's trajectory in the sky. In English, this meaning has been transferred figuratively to mean "the lowest point" or sometimes "rock bottom".

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Famous People Named Nadir

  • Nadir Shah18th century king of Iran
  • Nadir BelhadjAlgerian footballer

Nadir in Pop Culture

  • Nadir means "lowest point"
  • Abed Nadircharacter from TV series "Community"