Zahir - Meaning of Zahir
[ 2 syll. za-hir, zah-ir ] The baby boy name Zahir is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as ZAA-HHih-R or Zey-HHIH-R †. Zahir is largely used in the Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili, and Turkish languages, and it is derived from Arabic origins. It is derived literally from the word 'zahir' meaning apparent, manifest, bright. The name Az-Zahir was borne as one of the many of names of Allah in the Quran, of the meaning 'The Manifest'. The name Zahira (Arabic and Spanish) is the female equivalent of Zahir.
Zahir has 21 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Zahi, Zaahir, Zahair, Zahar, Zaheere, Zaheir, Zaheire, Zahier, Zahiere, Zahire, Zahireh, Zahîr, Zahyr, Zahyre, Zair, Zaire, Zayyir, and Zhahir. Zahur (African, Hebrew, and Swahili) and Zuhayr (Arabic) are foreign variants of Zahir. Another foreign form is the variant spelling Zaheer (Arabic).
Zahir is a somewhat popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2010s; before that, it was of very modest use only. Its usage peaked recently in 2018 with 0.011% of baby boys being given the name Zahir. Its ranking then was #970. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Zahir, Zaire was the most regularly used. It was 82% more popular than Zahir in that year. In the past century Zahir has predominantly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Zahir include Zaahir, Zaahur, Zaakar, Zaakkar, Zaareh, Zacharie, Zachory, Zachrey, Zachri, Zahair, Zaheere, Zaheir, Zahire, Zahur, Zahure, Zahyr, Zahyre, Zaire, Zakar, and Zakare.
† English pronunciation for Zahir: Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"