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Amir

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28k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Amir mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Amir

"Amir" is a name 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)
Wiktionary

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

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Amir

Amir Khan is a boxer. Amir was born on December 8th, 1986 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.

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Amir Aliakbari is an important person. Amir was born on December 11th, 1987 in Shahriar, Tehran Province.

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Amir Khusro is a ghazal, khyal, qawwali, ruba'i, and tarana musician. Amir was given the name Ab'ul Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn K͟husrau in Patiyali.

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Oddisee is a hip hop music rapping and hip hop production. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Oddisee was given the name Amir Mohamed el Khalifa in Washington, D.C.

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Amir Arison is an actor. Amir was born Amir Arison on March 24th, 1978 in St. Louis.

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Amir Johnson is a basketball player for the Boston Celtics, →Fayetteville Patriots, →Sioux Falls Skyforce, Detroit Pistons, and Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 2005 to present. Amir was born on May 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Amir

Yigal Amir is a criminal.

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Mohammad Amir is a noteworthy human. Mohammad was born on April 13th, 1992 in Gujjar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.

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Hady Mirza is a pop, r&b, soul, rock, hip-hop, rhythm, and blues musician. He was most active from 2006 to 2014. Hady was given the name Muhammad Mirzahady Bin Amir on January 28th, 1980. Hady is also known as Hady Mirza.

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Ihab Amir is an arab pop, arab tarab, raï music arabic music, moroccan music, algerian music, moroccan pop, arabic pop music, arabic music, music of morocco, and music of algeria singing, songwriter, composer, and guitarist. He plays Guitar. He was most active from 2015 to present. Ihab was born Ihab Amir on May 14th, 1994 in Safi, Morocco.

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Eli Amir is a writer and civil servant. He holds the title Director General of the Youth Aliyah Department and Director General of theYouth AliyahDepartment. Eli was born on September 26th, 1937 in Baghdad.

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Menashe Amir is an important somebody.

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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 66 0 66
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 258 0 258
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 630 21 609
2000 610 8 602
2001 665 15 650
2002 767 24 743
2003 835 17 818
2004 870 27 843
2005 884 12 872
2006 1,002 16 986
2007 1,022 11 1,011
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 1,832 17 1,815
2015 2,226 14 2,212
2016 2,446 17 2,429

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Popularity of Amir as a first name

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Popularity of Amir as a last name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Amir

  • How Popular is the name Amir? Amir is the 1,424th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amir was the 17,274th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,747 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 2016 with a total of 2,429 babies. That's a lot of babies named Amir!
  • Random Amir Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amir ranks 77th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 165 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2016.
  • 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 Rmai. 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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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.