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Nassar (Arabic: نصار), is an Arabic surname. It means Helper, Protector, Supporter, Victory-maker.[1][2]

People with the surname include:

  • Ali Nassar (born 1954), Arab-Israeli film director
  • Azmi Nassar (1957–2007), Arab-Israeli football manager and served as manager of the Palestinian national football team
  • Elias Nassar (born 1960), eparch of the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Sidon
  • Eugene Paul Nassar (born 1935), Professor of English
  • Fu'ad Nassar (1914–1976), Palestinian communist leader
  • George Nassar (born 1932), American murderer
  • Issam Nassar, Palestinian historian of photography in Palestine and the Middle East
  • Jamal Nassar, Palestinian American academic and professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Larry Nassar (born 1963), Disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting multiple female US gymnasts
  • Maya Nassar (born 1986), Dutch-Lebanese competitive fitness model, TV host and entrepreneur
  • Nadim Nassar, Syrian-born church clergy, reverend, Christian film director and co-founder of the Awareness Foundation
  • Najib Nassar (1865-1947), Palestinian journalist
  • Nassar Nassar (born 1992), Lebanese footballer
  • Nassib Nassar, American computer scientist and classical pianist
  • Nasif al-Nassar (died 1781), sheikh of the rural Shia Muslim (Matawilah) tribes of Jabal Amil (modern-day South Lebanon)
  • Nelida Nassar, Lebanese-American designer and art critic
  • Nemr Abou Nassar (born 1983), Lebanese stand up comedian
  • Pablo Nassar (born 1977), Costa Rican football player
  • Raduan Nassar (born 1935), Brazilian writer of Lebanese descent
  • Samar Nassar (born 1978), Jordanian swimmer
  • Siraj Nassar (born 1990), Arab-Israeli football player
  • Wa'el Nassar (1973–2004), member and a senior leader of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades
  • Zakiya Nassar (born 1987), Palestinian Olympic swimmer

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  1. ^ "The meaning of the name Nassar". Archived from the original on 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  2. ^ "Nassar Name Meaning And Origin". Wow Baby Name. Archived from the original on 2020-10-11. Retrieved 2020-04-02.