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A Quranic Name for Girls

How to pronounce Nuwairah

Nap + pUt + WAY + pRay + rUn

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Nuwairah in Arabic)نُوَيْرة
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Alternate spellings of NuwairahNowaira Nuwayrah Nwaira Nuwayra Nuwaira
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Meaning of Nuwairah

Nuwairah is an Arabic name for girls that means “little flower” “little fire”, “light”, “radiance”. It is the feminine form of Nuwair.

Mukhtar al-Sihaah of Imam Abu Bakr al-Razi mentions Nuwairah as the diminutive form of Naar (“fire”), thus meaning ‘little fire”. Other resources, such as the Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names, also mention that Nuwairah can be the diminutive form of Nawrah, which means “flower”, “white flower”, thus meaning “little flower”, “little white flower”. Thirdly, the Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia also mentions the name Nuwair, saying it is a diminutive form of Noor (“light”, “radiance”), and Nuwairah can be considered a feminine form of Nuwair, thus also having the meaning of “light”, “radiance”.

Thus all three meanings are supported by reliable sources, though originally the name most likely meant “little fire”. It was used for boys during the pre-Islamic age and the early age of Islam, but it is now used for girls. I have updated our article to mention all three meanings.


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