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What is the meaning of Shanawar?

All I found is the meaning, which is 'Informed, Knowing, Aware of'. Can you confirm its meaning and any reference from Islamic history?


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Shanawar is not an Arabic name and it doesn't seem to be related to Islam directly. In Farsi it means "swimmer" or "vessel", such as a ship or boat. Urdu sites say it means informed and knowing, maybe the meaning also comes from "swimmer", someone who swims in the sea of knowledge and has acquired a lot of knowledge. However, I do not speak Urdu for this reason I cannot give a certain answer about this name.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Monday 2nd of July 2018 09:05:46 AM

    Shanawar literal meaning is swimmer indeed but in poetry it’s used for someone immersed in God’s love. And it’s a unisex name (it’s my mom’s name). One of Pakistan Navy Ship is also named Shanawar.

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