Meaning and Origin of Idris - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Idris

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Welsh : Eager lord

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Muslim : from an Arabic personal name, Idrīs. Idrīs is mentioned in the Qur’an as a prophet, and many legends are related of him in Arabic folklore and literature. Linguistically, his name corresponds to Hebrew Ezra, Greek Esdras, but the Muslim figure is not the same person as the Biblical prophet of this name. Some legends about him correspond more nearly to those about the Biblical Enoch. Idris ibn-Abdullah (died 793) was founder of the Idrisid dynasty which ruled Morocco from 789–926 ad.