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Is Naira a Muslim name?


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Naira is an Islamic name for girls that comes from God's name of Noor, which means light. Naira means "source of light", something bright and radiant that lights up the area surrounding it.

It is not directly mentioned in the Quran, but it derives from a Quranic root (N-W-R), for this reason we consider it a Quranic name.

It is spelled as نائرة in Arabic and pronounced as (N)ame + A(rdent) + I(slam) + RU(n).

Some other possible ways to spell this name are Na'irah, Nairah, Naera, Nayra, Na'era, Naayra.


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  1. Anonymous on Monday 29th of December 2014 08:07:43 AM

    Naira has nothing to do with Islam, its derrived from the word noor which simply means light. It is an Arabic and mostly Egyptian name and not to be confused with Islam as it is widely used by Christians and other religions.

  2. QuranicNames.com Staff on Monday 29th of December 2014 03:53:05 PM

    @1: There is no official definition for an “Islamic” name, usually it is considered any name that is derived from the Quran and has a meaning related to Islam’s teachings, or any name used by early Muslims. Islamic and Christian names do not have to be mutually exclusive, for example Maryam is both an Islamic and a Christian name.

  3. Anonymous on Thursday 18th of June 2015 11:16:35 AM

    Naira is a popular Armenian name and a variant of Nairi which was the Assyrian name for a Proto-Armenian tribe in the Armenian Highlands and later used used as a synonym for Armenia among Armenians.

  4. Anonymous on Thursday 17th of September 2015 12:20:43 PM

    That is true. Naira is a variant of Nairy which is a christian Armenian name related to the old name of Armenia.

  5. Anonymous on Monday 13th of June 2016 09:05:29 AM

    Naira, Narine, Nar are Armenian prechristian names, the names have nothing in common with Islam… It comes from the word Nairi (another name for Harmania, Armenia)… It comes from mother goddess NAR meaning the one who gives the birth, the source, the bright origin

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