What does Meir mean?
Meir [meir] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Meir is "bright one". Biblical name popular in Israel, probably as homage to Prime Minister Golda Meir, whose last name was shortened from Meirson.
1 feminine form: Meira.Creative forms:
(male) Menir, Moir, ..
(female) Meirre, Mere, .. Middle name pairings:
Meir Shmuel (M.S.), ..
How popular is Meir?
Meir is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#39444 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Meir entered the list in 1991 and reached its highest rank of #1249 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Meir (#1249 the previous year) are Meyer (#1999 the previous year) and Myer. These forms of Meir reached the apex of their popularity in the 1910s and have become much less widespread since.
Meir is pronounced similarly to Maier, Mar, Mar-, Marr, Mayeer, Mayor, Meier, Moore, More and Muir. Other recommended names are Abir, Ameir, Amir▲, Emir, Gair, Geir, Jair, Kefir, Keir, Mahir, Maik, Mead, Meed, Meilyr, Meino, Meinor, Mel, Menor, Meril, Merit, Muneir, Munir, Ofir, Ymir and Zefir. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meir.See names in meaning and etymology.