US Popularity:11619
Other Origin(s):Arabic
Meaning:Light, radiant, luminous; Born in daylight
Of Swahili and Arabic origin, Nuru means “light,” "radiant,” or "luminous." In Swahili, it can also mean “born in daylight.” In Arabic, the root Nur is linked to heavenly glow or celestial light, and names inspired by Nur are often likened to enlightenment and spiritual illumination. Baby Nuru is sure to be the light of your life, inspired to follow their intuition and seek wisdom and insight on their path through life.

Nuru Name Popularity Data

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