A Quranic Name for Girls
Iqre is variant of Iqra and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Iqre or Iqra, 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: Iqra.
Full Meaning of Iqre
Iqre 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)
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