[ 2 syll. sa-mir, sam-ir ] The baby boy name Samir is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is SAA-Mih-R †. Samir is used predominantly in the Albanian, Arabic, English, Indian, and Iranian languages, and its origin is Arabic. Its meaning is derived from the element 'samara'. The name Samira (African, Albanian, Arabic, English, Iranian, and Swahili) is the female version of Samir. Samear, Sameer (Arabic, English, and Indian), Sameir, Samer (Arabic), Samere, Samier, Samiri (Albanian), and Samyr are variants of Samir.
Samir is somewhat popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s. At the recent peak of its usage in 2011, 0.016% of baby boys were given the name Samir. Its ranking then was #714. In 2012, its usage was 0.015% and its ranking #761, and it was the most frequently used out of all boy names in its group. Samir has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Samir include Sameer, Samer, Samar, Samaru, Samear, Sameir, Samere, Samyr, Seamere, Seamoor, Seamor, Seamore, Seamour, Seemor, Seemore, Seignour, Seimor, Semer, Semere, and Sener.
† Pronunciation for Samir: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; 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)"