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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin spelling of the Arabic name ظهير (Zahir) meaning 'helper', 'protector' [1] [2]

2) Variant form of Zaahir [2]

Related Names

Zaher Arabic
Zahir Arabic

Further Information

Zahir is a name used among immigrants from Arabic-speaking countries, but is very rarely used in the Nordic countries by people without an immigration background


Sources: [3] [4] [5] [6]

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Zahir.


  1. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Ordbog over muslimske fornavne i Danmark (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Campbell: Behind the name
  3. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden,
  4. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,