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Gender: Female Meaning of Noor: "light" Origin of Noor: Arabic; Dutch variation of Eleonora Noor's Popularity in 2017: #869

The name Noor is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "light". Noor is ranked #869 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Winter Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

An interesting name associated with the elegant American-born Queen Noor of Jordan. Noor is very popular among modern Muslim parents around the world and is beginning to cross over, perhaps because of its simplicity and its resemblance to the stylish Western Nora. It appeared in the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2015.

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Famous People Named Noor

Noor (born Lisa Najeeb Halaby), American-born Queen consort of Hussein of Jordan
Noor-un-Nissa, birth name of Katherine Aurora "Kitty" Kirkpatrick, English lover of Thomas Carlyle
Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, British World War II spy
Noor Bukhari, Pakistani actress
Noor Jehan (born Allah Rakhi Wasai) aka Malika-e-Tarannum, Pakistani singer and actress
Noor de Groot "Queen of Jetlags," Dutch vlogger, blogger and influencer
Noor Ahad Clifford, (b. 2018) son of MSNBC anchor Yasmin Vossoughian

Pop Culture References for the name Noor

Noore Najjar, character in the game "Far Cry 4"

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