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A Quranic Name for Girls

How to pronounce Iqra

Islam + IraQ + RUn

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Iqra in Arabic)إقرأ
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of IqraIyqra Ikre Eykra Iqraa Eiqra Iykra Eyqra Eqra Ekre Eikra Eqra
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Quranic Root
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Q-R-HMZ
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Meaning of Iqra

Iqra is a direct Quranic name for girls that means “read!” It was a command sent down by Allah to our Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah upon him, and according to some Islamic sources it is the first word of the Quran that was sent down through the angel Gabriel in the verses below:

1. Read! In the name of your Lord, who created:

2. created man from a clot [of blood].

3. Read! Your Lord is the most bountiful One

4. who taught by the pen,

5. taught man what he did not know. (Quran 96:1-5)

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Monday 14th of September 2015 06:38:13 PM

    mashallah what does bountiful mean iqra has a great meaning to it .it is amazing

  2. Anonymous on Saturday 9th of January 2016 10:45:01 AM

    Please advise me whether I an get baby boy name like Razin Ira

  3. Anonymous on Tuesday 5th of April 2016 05:43:37 PM

    Iqra is a beautiful and a blessing name its the most beautiful and gorgeous name in the whole wide world

  4. Anonymous on Saturday 9th of April 2016 01:59:50 PM

    My doughter name is IQRA . plz tell me about this name. and what is the mens of IQRA. what is tha correct mening of IQRA

  5. Anonymous on Tuesday 12th of July 2016 12:41:49 PM

    what is the meaning of ikra ?
    the meaning of ikra is “read”. It was commanded sent down by god or as we muslim say allah to our prophet peace be upon him

  6. Anonymous on Tuesday 12th of July 2016 12:43:25 PM

    my daughter is called and I think that it is a beautiful name

  7. Anonymous on Saturday 24th of September 2016 10:20:53 AM

    nice..

  8. Anonymous on Tuesday 27th of September 2016 11:36:36 AM

    my babe born on 24 sep 2016.i want to give him a islamic name with help of ilm o adad

  9. Anonymous on Monday 10th of October 2016 07:29:18 PM

    I would like to know what they mean by ‘read’. It is a nice name and i would really like to find out the meaning of the name.

  10. Anonymous on Saturday 29th of October 2016 05:12:44 PM

    Mashallah this is very informative about my name

  11. Anonymous on Friday 27th of January 2017 03:37:02 PM

    Masallah iqra is a nice name what is the correct meaning of iqra

  12. Anonymous on Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:33:28 PM

    iqra is a good name.and its meaning is really right.

  13. Anonymous on Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:47:41 PM

    Actually my elder daughter’s name is Iqra and she’s a doctor( Cardiologist) …And we’re Indians
    Proud to be Indian

  14. Anonymous on Wednesday 28th of June 2017 12:40:46 PM

    My daughter’s name is SARA IQRA is it a correct format for her she was born on Dec 23rd

  15. Anonymous on Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:14:44 PM

    I have a nice name iqra mashaallah i love the name

  16. Anonymous on Saturday 16th of September 2017 04:01:16 PM

    Please suggest title match with Iqra, I am going to keep this name for my new born daughter

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