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Amir - Meaning of Amir

What does Amir mean?

Meaning of the name AmirMeaning of the name Amir

[ 2 syll. a-mir, am-ir ] The baby boy name Amir is pronounced as aa-MIH-R †.

1: Amir is largely used in the Arabic, English, and Hebrew languages, and it is derived from Arabic origins. It is derived literally from the word 'amir' meaning prince, ruler, emir, commander. The name was originally an Arabic title meaning 'commander'. It is the root of the English words 'Emir' and 'admiral'. The name Amira (African, Arabic, English, Hebrew, and Swahili) is the female equivalent of Amir.

Aamer, Aamir (Arabic and English), Amear, Amer (Arabic), Amier, Amiran, Amire, Amiri (Arabic), Amyr, and Emir (Turkish) are variants of Amir. Mir (short form), Ameer (Arabic and English variant spelling), and Ameir (Arabic variant spelling) are other forms of Amir.

2: Amir is used chiefly in the Hebrew language and its origin is also Hebrew. Here, it means treetop. The name Amira (Hebrew) is the female form of Amir.

See also the related forms, Admiral (English) and Emyr (Welsh).

Amir is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2010s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2012 with 0.072% of baby boys being given the name Amir. It ranked at #247 then. Among all boy names in its group, Amir was the most popular in 2012. 7 times more boys were named Amir than the subsequent ranked name, Ameer, in that year.

Baby names that sound like Amir include Aamir, Ameer, Aamer, Ainmire, Amar, Amear, Ameir, Amer, Amire, Ammar, Ammer, Ammory, Amor, Amr, Amri, Amry, Amyr, Annar, Annwar, and Annwarr.

† English pronunciation for Amir: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"

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