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What does Amir mean?

Amir Pronunciation of 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


VARIANTS Ameer, Ameir, Amer, Amiran, Amiri, Emeer, Emir




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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)

Amir entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #149 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Amir (#149 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Ameer (#812), Amer and Emir (#1027). These forms of Amir were at the top of their popularity in 2018 (MEDIAN #997). Ameer, Amir and Emir are three 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 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 sound-alike 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.

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