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Nasr is a very common Arabic given name and surname, which is usually translated as "Victory", and may refer to:



Given nameEdit

  • Nasr Abdel Aziz Eleyan (born 1941), Jordanian-Palestinian artist, television interior designer/producer
  • Nasr Abu Zayd (1943–2010), Egyptian Qur'anic thinker
  • Nasr ibn Sayyar (663–748), Arab general and the last Umayyad governor of Khurasan in 738–748
  • Nasr ibn Shabath al-Uqayli, early 9th-century rebel leader in the Jazira
  • Nasr Javed, Kashmiri senior operative of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba
  • Nasr Al-Madhkur, 18th century local governor of what was described by a contemporary account as an "independent state" of Bushire and Bahrain
  • Nasr Mahrous (born 1969), music maker, and founder of Free Music art production company
  • Nasr El Hag Ali, the first vice chancellor of the University of Khartoum

Middle nameEdit


  • Abu Yaqub Yusuf an-Nasr (died 1307), Marinid ruler of Morocco
  • Ali Nasr (1891-1961), Iranian dramatist and playwright
  • Farouk Seif Al Nasr (born 1922), Egyptian politician, minister
  • Felipe Nasr, Brazilian racing driver
  • Ghassan Nasr, academic and translator
  • Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, Egyptian cleric who was living in asylum in Italy until being allegedly abducted by the CIA
  • Hossein Nasr, Iranian professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, and an Islamic philosopher
  • Kamila Nasr, Canadian singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Beijing
  • May Nasr, Lebanese singer, musician and microfinancing consultant
  • Mahmoud Nasr, Egyptian cinematographer
  • Mahmoud Abo El-Nasr (born 1953), Egyptian engineering professor, politician and minister
  • Muhammad Hamid Abu al-Nasr, a General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood
  • Octavia Nasr, Lebanese-American journalist
  • Ramsey Nasr (born 1974), Dutch-Palestinian author and actor
  • Said Al Nasr, Syrian Palestinian, convicted in Belgium in 1980 for terrorism
  • Salah Nasr (1920–1982), head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate from 1957 to 1967
  • Seyyed Hossein Nasr, professor in the department of Islamic studies at George Washington University
  • Suad Nasr (1953–2007), Egyptian stage, television, and film actress
  • Vali Nasr, American academic and scholar teaching at the Naval Postgraduate School
  • Yasman Malek-Nasr (also spelt Yassamin Maleknasr, born 1955), Iranian filmmaker and actress

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