Origin:Arabic
Popularity:1773
Meaning:Studious, smart
Originating from Arabic, the boy’s name Idris means “studious” and “smart.” In the Qur'an, Idris is the second prophet mentioned and was described to be a trustworthy and patient person. This name has significance in other languages, too, such as Welsh meaning “fiery leader.” In Welsh mythology, Idris was a giant, poet, philosopher, and astronomer who used the mountain Cader Idris as his throne. You might’ve also heard this charming name from the talented English actor Idris Elba who played the main protagonist in Luther.

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