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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of AtheerLight and Radiance
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Atheer

Ultimate + THing + mEEt + bRing

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Atheer in Arabic)أثير
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of AtheerAthir Athere Atheyre Atheire Aseer Aseir Ettheir Etthyre Etthyr Etthere Etther Etthir Ettheyr Etthiyr
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Meaning of Atheer

Atheer is a Quranic boy name that means “light reflected from a sword”. It is not directly mentioned in the Quran, but it is derived from the A-TH-R root which is used in a number of places in the Quran, such as 94:10:

They blaze a trail of dust.

The name is popular due to Ibn al-Atheer, one of the greatest Muslim historians.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Thursday 24th of May 2018 03:18:41 AM

    Its not in mentioned in surah 94 verse 10. It would be great if you could check that and correct it. Many thanks

  2. on Thursday 10th of October 2019 04:38:38 PM

    The meaning of Atheer أثير has nothing to do with “light reflected from a sword” but rather means “honorable, distinguished, special, preferred”.
    From Lisan Al-Arab:
    ورجل أَثِير: مكين مُكْرَم، والجمع أُثَرَاءُ والأُنثى أَثِيرَة.
    وآثَرَه عليه: فضله.
    وفي التنزيل: لقد آثرك الله علينا.
    وأَثِرَ أَن يفعل كذا أَثَراً وأَثَر وآثَرَ، كله: فَضّل وقَدّم.
    وآثَرْتُ فلاناً على نفسي: من الإِيثار. الأَصمعي: آثَرْتُك إِيثاراً أَي فَضَّلْتُك.
    وفلان أَثِيرٌ عند فلان وذُو أُثْرَة إِذا كان خاصّاً

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