Anwar is the English transliteration of two Arabic names commonly used in the Arab world: the male given name ʼAnwar (أنور), meaning luminous or the female given name ʼAnwār (أنوار), meaning a collection of lights. Both names may also be encountered as surnames, sometimes also with the accompanying al (the definite article the) as in Al Anwar.In Francophone countries, both names are usually transliterated as Anouar and Al Anouar with the definite article al. The name is transliterated in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Turkey as Enver.

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