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What does Meir mean?

Meir Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH bright, biblical, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Meiri, Mayer, Meyer, Myer




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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 #1094 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Meir (#1094 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Meyer and Myer. These forms of Meir reached the apex of their popularity in the 1910s and have become much less widespread since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meir, Meyer, Myer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Meir is pronounced similarly to Maier, Mar, Mar-, Marr, Mayeer, Mayor, Meier, Moore, More and Muir. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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