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What does Amir mean?

Amir [amir] as a boys' name is pronounced a-MEER. It is of Arabic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Amir is "prince; treetop". Term for a high-ranking and powerful official in many different capacities in the Muslim world.

Associated with: arabic, prince (king), high (great), powerful.


Amir has 7 variants: Ameer, Ameir, Amer, Amiran, Amiri, Emeer and Emir.

Amir has 1 feminine form: Amira.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Amirai, Atir, ..

(female) Amirrie, Amis, ..

How popular is Amir?

Amir is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#22783 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Amir for boys. Amir entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #212 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amir name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amir outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Amir and related names. Prominent varying forms of Amir (#212 from current records) are Ameer (#940 from current records), Amer and Emir (#1200). These forms of Amir were at the top of their popularity in 2014 (median #1088). Ameer and Amir are two of the more trendy birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amir, Ameer, Amer, Emir in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amir and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Amir is pronounced similarly to Ammar, Ammer, Amor, Aymer, Emyr, Imre, Omar, Omarr, Omer, Umar, Umer and Ymir. Other recommended names are Abia, Abie, Abir, Abiri, Acer, Adi, Adil, Adin, Afi, Aimil, Akil, Akira, Alair, Ali, Alia, Alic, Alik, Alin, Alix, Am, Amad, Aman, Ambie, Amby, Amed, Amery, Ames, Amid, Amiel, Amil, Amin, Amit, Amory, Amr, Amrit, Amry, Amyn, Ani, Ari, Aric, Arie, Arik, Arin, Ario, Aris, Asim, Atif, Atim, Avia, Aviv, Axil, Aymil, Azim, Aziz, Azur, Gair, Jair, Keir, Meir, Muir, Namir, Ofir and Tamir. These names tend to be more commonly used than Amir.