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What does Emir mean?

Emir Pronunciation of Emir [emir] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Emir is "prince, ruler".

Associated with: arabic.


Emir has 3 variants: Ameer, Amir and Emeer.

Creative forms:
(male) Edir, Enir, ..

(female) Emeir, Emra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Emir Presley (E.P.), ..

How popular is Emir?

Emir is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Emir is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Emir was first listed in 2004 and reached its highest rank of #1041 in the U.S. in 2007, and is at #1233 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Emir (#1233 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Amir (#188 via latest list) and Ameer (#836). These forms of Emir were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.1%). Amir is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Ameer appears to be gaining popularity too.

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

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

Similar Names

Emir is alike in pronunciation to Ameir, Amer, Ammar, Ammer, Amor, Aymer, Emyr, Imre, Omar, Omarr, Omer, Umar, Umer and Ymir. Other recommended names are Abir, Eber, Eder, Edik, Edin, Edmar, Efi, Egil, Egor, Eli, Elia, Elie, Elis, Eliu, Elmar, Elmer, Elmir, Em, Eman, Emeri, Emery, Emich, Emil, Emile, Emlin, Emmit, Emory, Enis, Eoin, Eri, Eric, Erie, Erik, Erin, Eriq, Erix, Ermin, Evin, Ewin, Ezar, Ezer, Ezio, Gair, Geir, Jair, Keir, Meir, Muir, Namir, Ofir and Tamir. These names tend to be more frequently used than Emir.

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