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First Name
25k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Amir

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How popular is the baby name Amir in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1954 5 0 5
1955 6 0 6
1960 6 0 6
1962 7 0 7
1963 13 0 13
1964 12 0 12
1965 12 0 12
1966 18 0 18
1967 24 0 24
1968 17 0 17
1969 26 0 26
1970 28 0 28
1971 48 0 48
1972 41 0 41
1973 41 0 41
1974 56 0 56
1975 65 0 65
1976 70 0 70
1977 87 0 87
1978 104 0 104
1979 115 0 115
1980 131 0 131
1981 149 0 149
1982 137 0 137
1983 172 6 166
1984 210 5 205
1985 174 0 174
1986 209 0 209
1987 202 5 197
1988 214 0 214
1989 257 0 257
1990 272 0 272
1991 255 0 255
1992 258 5 253
1993 272 8 264
1994 337 7 330
1995 346 8 338
1996 366 7 359
1997 427 14 413
1998 530 14 516
1999 629 21 608
2000 610 8 602
2001 664 15 649
2002 767 24 743
2003 835 17 818
2004 870 27 843
2005 884 12 872
2006 1,002 16 986
2007 1,021 11 1,010
2008 1,149 24 1,125
2009 1,226 13 1,213
2010 1,234 16 1,218
2011 1,399 16 1,383
2012 1,484 20 1,464
2013 1,745 23 1,722
2014 1,829 17 1,812
2015 2,214 14 2,200

Fun Facts about the name Amir

  • How many people with the first name Amir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25,281 babies born with the first name Amir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amir to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Amir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amir is Friday, December 26th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Amir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amir was in 2015 with a total of 2,200 babies. That's a lot of babies named Amir!
  • Random Amir Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amir ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 14 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Amir: Your name in reverse order is Rima. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,639 people with the last name Amir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amir? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Amir as their last name since less than 1 person in 179k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amir U.S.
  White 42.59% 64.26%
  African American 12.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 37.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amir

People with the last name Amir are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Amir" mean? The list below shows the origins of Amir as well as things modernly associated with the name Amir such as celebrities named Amir.

Arabic

Origin and Meaning of Amir

The name "Amir" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Prince/Rich/Cultivated". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*mir"
Same as Ameer.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)

From Arabic أَمِير (ʾamīr, “commander, prince”). Akin to amir, emir and admiral.

  1. A male given name.

Amir Derakh

Amir Derakh is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Amir was born in 1963 as Amir Davidson in Schenectady, New York.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Amir

Amir Hekmati
Amir Bajoghli
Amir Mansour
Amir Johnson
Amir Khan
Amir Tyson

What does the name Amir mean?

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

Ris for rapport, friends seek you.

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