Tahir 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 Tahir mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tahir

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from Sierra Leone and Pakistan agree the name Tahir is of Arabic origin and means "Pure".
  2. A user from India says the name Tahir means "Clean".
  3. A user from Pakistan says the name Tahir is of Arabic origin and means "Clean, pity".
  4. According to a user from Ohio, U.S., the name Tahir means "It mens purity or lion fierce and strong".
  5. A submission from Russian Federation says the name Tahir means "Perfect" and is of Arabic origin.
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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Tahir

Notable Persons Named Tahir

Tahir Raj Bhasin

Tahir Raj Bhasin is an actor and model. He was most active from 2012 to present. Tahir was born on April 21st, 1987 in Delhi, India. Tahir is also known as Bhasin and Tahir.

Tahir Hussain

Tahir Hussain was a producer, director, screenwriter, and actor. His career lasted from 1961 to 1994. Tahir was born in 1938. He breathed his last breath on February 2nd, 2010.

Tahir Shah

Tahir Shah is a writer. Tahir was born on November 16th, 1966 in London, England, United Kingdom.

Tahir Whitehead

Tahir Whitehead is an athlete for the Detroit Lions. Tahir was born on April 2nd, 1990 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Tahir Bilgic

Tahir Bilgic is a comedian. Tahir was born on December 12th, 1970 in Turkey.

Tahir Rafique Butt

Tahir Rafique Butt is a 20th Chief of Air Staff. His military service ended in 2015. Tahir was born in 1955.

  • Tahir ibn Husayn
  • Tahir Salahov
  • Tahir Allauddin Al Qadri Al Gillani
  • Tahir Yahya
    Office Holder
  • Tahir Haddad
  • Tahir Badakhshi
  • Tahir Mamedov
  • Tahir Aliyev
    Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan
  • Tahir Jakova

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tahir

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tahir

Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1994. Faran was given the name Faran Haroon Tahir on February 16th, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Imran Tahir

Imran was born on March 28th, 1979 in Lahore.

Naeem Tahir

Faizal Tahir

Faizal Tahir is a rock music singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Faizal was given the name Ahmad Faizal bin Mohammad Tahir on October 26th, 1978.

Abū Tāhir

He holds the title Ruler of the Qarmatian State and Ruler of theQarmatianState. His most notable accomplishments were from 923 to 944. Abū was born in 906 in Bahrain. He died in 944.

Anzhelika Tahir

Anzhelika Tahir is a model (people). She holds the title Miss Pakistan World 2015, 2, Miss Asia Pacific World 2016 TBA, Miss Globe International 2016 TBA, Miss Pakistan World2015, 2nd Runner UpWorld Miss University2016, Miss Asia Pacific World2016 TBA, and Miss Globe International2016 TBA. Anzhelika was born Anzhelika Tahir on January 5th, 1997 in Lahore, Punjab province, Pakistan.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tahir U.S.
  White 16.48% 64.26%
  African American 9.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 66.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tahir

People with the last name Tahir are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tahir

  • How Popular is the name Tahir? Tahir is the 8,245th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tahir was the 14,920th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tahir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,540 babies born with the first name Tahir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tahir to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tahir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Tahir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tahir is Monday, January 15th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Tahir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tahir was in 1999 with a total of 63 babies.
  • Random Tahir Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tahir is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Tahir: The name spelled backwards is Rihat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iahrt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tahir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,984 people with the last name Tahir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tahir? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tahir as their last name since less than 1 person in 149k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Tahir name meaning

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