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Gender: Female Meaning of Noor: "light" Origin of Noor: Arabic; Dutch variation of Eleonora Noor's Popularity in 2018: #853

Noor Origin and Meaning

The name Noor is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "light".

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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Popularity

Rank in US: #853

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Famous People Named Noor

Pop Culture References for the name Noor

Nura, Noora, Noura, Nur

Comments

sirens_sam Says:

2018-02-18T05:21:52

Very pretty...wish I was brave enough to name a child this....

Ruanne Says:

2017-10-31T05:32:26

It really would. Good meaning, too.

friendliestfriend Says:

2017-01-09T16:25:19

teribble is quite a big word

Cherilyn Says:

2017-01-08T17:20:17

it's an opinion, no need for name calling

indiefendi2 Says:

2016-11-11T05:42:15

I went to middle school with a girl named Noor but people still thought her name was Nora. Noor is also a variation of Eleanora in Dutch. Multiculutral!

friendliestfriend Says:

2016-07-22T11:28:22

My name is Noor and is pronoucned as Nore

Tilelli Says:

2016-07-02T09:02:07

As another poster mentioned, it's pronounced N-ooh-r, not Nor. It's a long oo, like you or moon.

lailanotlilah Says:

2016-06-04T19:30:07

This is my daughter's name, we pronounce it Noo-r, not Nore. It's why in Lebanon and France, sometimes it gets spelled Nour (like Moor, Aznavour and Contour). I always get compliments on her name.

EW314 Says:

2016-02-03T10:15:58

I like it. It's soft and understated. It would make a great alternative to Rose, Mae, Jane and other overused middle names.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-18T11:04:39

I've never liked Eleanor so there wasn't much chance I'd like Noor. It probably sounds OK in Arabic

RavenZimmi Says:

2015-05-10T22:54:47

I know a Noor, its short for Noorulnissa and she speaks Urdu. i don't really love this name but its nice, i guess

pam Says:

2014-12-09T17:44:24

You're right of course and we changed it. Thanks for the heads up.

Guest Says:

2014-12-09T17:13:52

I knew a white arab girl named Noor and everyone kept calling her Nora.

Daisychain Says:

2014-12-09T16:48:42

It's not a Hindi name. It's derived from Arabic, so it's used in India. But it's not specifically Hindi.

DearestJules Says:

2014-11-17T06:27:25

Maybe some people, but I don't think that is necessarily the case here. Etymology can just be tricky/confusing sometimes, and I don't think it's like Nameberry has historians to track down the names' exact origins. If I ever get really interested in a name's history, I do my own research outside of Nameberry.

southern.maple Says:

2014-10-10T00:21:55

Sadly, some people don't seem to care about the accuracy of name etymologies if the name isn't from a white European culture. :/

Daisychain Says:

2014-10-09T20:05:37

Noor is not a Hindi name!!! It's derived from Arabic. Urdu, sure. Indian, yes. That's not the same as Hindi!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-05-26T20:13:16

I like Noor by itself, but I also like Ella-Noor too.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-05-26T20:12:43

I don't agree for this name in particular, but I know exactly what you mean. People are obsessing over names like Allegra, Adelaide, Dashiell anc Declan, and I don't get the big deal.

tfzolghadr Says:

2014-02-18T11:37:16

If you're going for a modern Arabic name (or even just really want a Jordanian royal family name), Rania is much more gorgeous than Noor. Noor makes me think snore.

rainierloner Says:

2014-02-08T17:00:23

I actually like Noor a lot. Preferably as a nickname for Eleanor, but I think this name is quite lovely, especially the meaning.

dramagrl19 Says:

2014-02-08T14:12:13

I don't see the big fuss about this name. It's terrible.

Cloverish Says:

2014-02-08T12:12:03

I'm in love with the name right now!