Nadir name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nadir mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nadir

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  1. According to 2 people from Azerbaijan and Iran, Islamic Republic of, the name Nadir is of Islamic / Muslim / Arabic origin and means "Rare".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Na"dir
  1. That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
  2. The lowest point; the time of greatest depression."The seventh century is the nadir of the human mind in Europe." [Hallam.]

Etymology: F., Sp., & It. nadir; all fr. Ar. nazīru's samt nadir, prop., the point opposite the zenith (as samt), in which nazīr means alike, corresponding to. Cf. Azimuth Zenith

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
  2. An extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything

From Medieval Latin nadir, from Arabic نَظِير السَّمْت (naẓīr as-samt), composed of نَظِير (naẓīr, “counterpart, corresponding to”) and السَّمْت (as-samt, “the zenith”).

  1. The point of the celestial sphere, directly opposite the zenith; inferior pole of the horizon; point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
  2. (figuratively) The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
  3. (astronomy) The axis of a projected conical shadow; the direction of the force of gravity at a location; down.
    The of the sun is the axis of the shadow projected by the Earth.
  4. (beekeeping, archaic) An empty box added beneath a full one in a beehive to give the colony more room to expand or store honey.

nadir was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Portuguese, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Nadir

Notable Persons Named Nadir


RedOne is a pop music, eurodance, and house music record producer, songwriter, and music executive. He was most active from 1991 to present. RedOne was given the name Nadir Khayat on April 9th, 1972 in Tétouan. RedOne is also known as Nadir K, RedOne, and TheOne.

Nadir Çiftçi

Nadir Çiftçi is a soccer player for the Eskişehirspor, Celtic F.C., Haaglandia, ADO Den Haag, Portsmouth F.C., Kayserispor, NAC Breda, Dundee United F.C., Netherlands national under-17 football team, and Turkey national under-19 football team. Nadir was born on February 12th, 1992 in Karakoçan, Turkey.

Nadir Belhadj

Nadir Belhadj is a soccer player for the Al Sadd SC, Jura Sud Foot, Racing Besançon, RC Lens, FC Gueugnon, CS Sedan Ardennes, Olympique Lyonnais, Portsmouth F.C., France national under-18 football team, and Algeria national football team. Nadir was born on June 18th, 1982 in Saint-Claude, France.

Nadir Afonso

Nadir Afonso was a in the fields of painting and architecture. Nadir was given the name Nadir Afonso Rodrigues on December 4th, 1920 in Chaves, Portugal. He died on December 11th, 2013.

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Nadir D'Priest

Nadir D'Priest is a glam metal, heavy metal music, hard rock, rock, and roll musician. His ongoing career started in 1979. Nadir was given the name Nadir Munoz in 1962 in Mexicali.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nadir

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nadir

Asil Nadir

Asil Nadir is a businessman. He holds the title CEO of Polly Peck and CEOofPolly Peck. His career lasted from 1980 to 2012. Asil was born on May 1st, 1941 in Lefka.

Leilah Nadir

Mehmet Nadir

Mehmet was born in 1856 in Chios. He left this life in 1927.

Moyshe Nadir

Moyshe was born in 1885. He died in 1943.

Manzoor Nadir

Junaid Nadir

Junaid was born on January 7th, 1989 in Okara, Pakistan.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nadir U.S.
  White 41.74% 64.26%
  African American 22.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 13.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nadir

People with the last name Nadir are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Nadir

  • How Popular is the name Nadir? Nadir is the 9,994th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nadir was the 82,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nadir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,139 babies born with the first name Nadir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nadir to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nadir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Nadir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nadir is Monday, September 23rd, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Nadir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nadir was in 2001 with a total of 46 babies.
  • Random Nadir Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nadir is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Nadir: The name spelled backwards is Ridan. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Arndi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nadir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 230 people with the last name Nadir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nadir? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nadir as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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