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Nuru Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Nuru is of African Swahili origin.

The meaning of Nuru is "light".  

It is also of Egyptian origin, where its meaning is "born during the day".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Nuru Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nuru has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nuru to other names.


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Related Names

Nuru is a form of the name Nur.

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Name Fun

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Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nuru.

Just for fun, see the name Nuru in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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African names encompass a variety of cultures, religions and languages.

Most people in North Africa are of the Muslim faith and therefore tend to use Muslim, Arabic names when naming their children. Central and South Africa maintain the influence of Western culture and frequently use European names when naming their children.

Traditional African names often reflect the order, time, or season of the child's birth. For example born on a given day or at a certain time, first born or second born. The name may also represent circumstances, for example, born while father was away. It is also common for given names to be vocabulary words from the local language.