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A Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

Meaning: Gold, Ruby, Pearl and Coral

Gawhar is variant of Jawhar and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Gawhar or Jawhar, both are correct and acceptable. If you like this variant more and you'd like to pronounce it the way it is spelled (different than the original name), this is perfectly acceptable. For more details please see the main entry at: Jawhar.

Full Meaning of Gawhar

Gawhar is an indirect Quranic name for both boys and girls that means “essence”, “precious stone”. It is the plural of Gawhara. It is derived from the J-H26-R root (visible, manifest, open, loud) which is used in many places in the Quran:

The People of the Scripture ask you to bring down to them a book from the heaven. But they had asked of Moses [even] greater than that and said, “Show us Allah outright,” so the thunderbolt struck them for their wrongdoing. Then they took the calf [for worship] after clear evidences had come to them, and We pardoned that. And We gave Moses a clear authority. (Quran 4:153)

Surely He knows what is spoken aloud and He knows what you hide. (Quran 21:110)

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