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What does Muir mean?

Muir Pronunciation of Muir [muir] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Muir is "moor". Place name. Naturalist John Muir.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, moor (meadow), naturalist (philosopher).


Creative forms:
(male) Muirri, Muri, ..

(female) Muirra, Mura, ..

Middle name pairings:
Muir Jason (M.J.), ..

How popular is Muir?

Muir is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3060 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Muir has not made it into the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Muir is pronounced similarly to Maier, Mar, Mar-, Marr, Mayer, Mayor, Meier, Meir, Meyer, Moore, More and Myer. Other suggested similar names are Abir, Amir, Emir, Gair, Geir, Jair, Keir, Mahir, Maik, Meiri, Mounir, Muneir, Munir, Munro, Murry, Ofir and Ymir. Like Muir, these names are not commonly used.

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