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

Origin and Meaning of Zahir

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Zahir means "Light that shines through the darkness".
  2. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Zahir means "Light in a place of darkness, hope, and companionship" and is of Arabic origin.
  3. According to a user from Qatar, the name Zahir is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "Shiny. Flower is Zahira, Moon is Zahir".
  4. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Zahir is of Arabic origin and means "Sparkling".
  5. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Zahir means "Cool" and is of English origin.
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From Arabic ظَاهِر‎ (ẓāhir), ظٰهِر‎ (ẓāhir)

  1. A male given name from Arabic.
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Zahir

Notable Persons Named Zahir

Zahir al-Umar

Zahir al-Umar was a Governor of Sidon, Nablus, Jerusalem, Gaza, Ramla, Jaffa, Jabal Ajlun, Sheikh of Acre, All Galilee, Emir of Nazareth, Tiberias, Safad, Multazim of Tiberias, Multazim of Deir Hanna, GovernorofSidon, JaffaandJabal Ajlun, SheikhofAcreand AllGalilee, EmirofNa. Zahir was born in Arraba, Israel. He died on August 21st, 1775.

Zahir Raihan

Zahir Raihan is a writer. Zahir was given the name Mohammad Zahirullah on August 19th, 1935 in Feni, Noakhali, British India.

Zahir Pajaziti

Zahir was born on November 1st, 1962 in Podujevo. He breathed his last breath in 1997.

Zahir Tanin

Zahir Tanin is a Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Afghanistan 25px, Vice President to the United Nations General Assembly, Permanent Representativeto the United Nations forAfghanistan25px, and Vice President to theUnited Nations General Assembly. Zahir was born on May 1st, 1956.

Zahir Howaida

Zahir Howaida was a pop music musician. Zahir was born Zahir Howaida on February 28th, 1946 in Daykundi Province. He breathed his last breath on March 5th, 2012.

Zahir Ali

Zahir Ali is an athlete for the Performance Racing. Zahir was born on August 25th, 1987 in Jakarta.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zahir

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zahir

Ahmad Zahir

Ahmad Zahir was a musician. He plays Harmonium, piano, accordion, Farfisa, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, combo organ, and Pump organ. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 1979. Ahmad was given the name Ahmad Toryalai Zahir on June 14th, 1946 in Kabul. Ahmad is also known as Afghanistan Elvis Presley and AfghanistanElvis Presley. He left this life on June 14th, 1979.

Sharifi Abdul Zahir

Sharifi Abdul Zahir was a prime minister. He was most active from 1971 to 1972. Sharifi was born on May 3rd, 1910 in Laghman Province. He left this life on October 21st, 1982.

Zahira Zahir

Zahira Zahir is a barber, cosmetology, and cosmetologist. Zahira was born in 1972. Zahira is also known as Z.

Rishad Zahir

Rishad Zahir is a singing.

Amin Zahir

Amin was born on September 17th, 1970 in Chelmsford, Essex, England.

Zabid Zahir


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zahir U.S.
  White 34.80% 64.26%
  African American 12.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 36.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 13.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zahir

People with the last name Zahir 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 Zahir

  • How Popular is the name Zahir? Zahir is the 5,465th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zahir was the 35,447th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zahir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,918 babies born with the first name Zahir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zahir to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zahir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zahir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zahir is Wednesday, January 23rd, 1929.
  • What year had the most people named Zahir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zahir was in 2019 with a total of 231 babies.
  • Random Zahir Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zahir is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Florida have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Zahir: The name spelled backwards is Rihaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Izhra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zahir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 635 people with the last name Zahir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zahir? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zahir as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Zahir name meaning

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