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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amiri

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Amiri is of Arabic origin and means "Leader".

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Alt. Meaning

A is for admirers, and all that you have!

M is for marvelous, which is how others see you

I is for interest, you show in others.

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for immaculate, keeping it tidy

Notable Persons Named Amiri

Amiri Baraka was a poetry and drama writer. He was most prominent from 1961 to 2014. Amiri was given the name Everett LeRoi Jones on October 7th, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey. Amiri is also known as Jones, Everett LeRoy (birth name); Jones, and LeRoi (pseudonym). He passed away on January 9th, 2014.


Amiri Kurdi is a soccer player for the Al-Ahli Saudi FC and Panionios F.C. Amiri was born on September 11th, 1991 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Amiri Shamsuddin is a soccer player for the Ferozi F.C., Pakistan Television F.C., Maiwand Kabul F.C., and Afghanistan national football team. Amiri was born on February 12th, 1985 in Kabul.


Amiri Misumi is an athlete for the Norddea Hokkaido.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Amiri

Nadiem Amiri is a soccer player for the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, FC Kaiserslautern, SV Waldhof Mannheim, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II, and Germany national youth football team. Nadiem was born on October 27th, 1996 in Ludwigshafen, Germany.


Shahram Amiri is a in the field of physics. Shahram was born in 1978 in Kermanshah.


Vahid Amiri is a soccer player for the Naft Tehran F.C., Datis Lorestan F.C., Kowsar F.C., Gahar Zagros F.C., Naft Masjed Soleyman F.C., and Iran national football team. Vahid was born on April 2nd, 1988 in Darreh-ye Badam.


Zohib Islam Amiri is a soccer player for the DSK Shivajians F.C., Ferozi F.C., Mumbai F.C., Dempo S.C., FC Goa, and Afghanistan national football team. Zohib was born on May 2nd, 1987 in Kabul.


Ehsan Khajeh Amiri is a persian pop music musician. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Ehsan was given the name Ehsan Khajeh Amiri Khaledi on October 29th, 1984 in Tehran.


Ramona Amiri is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss World Canada 2005 and Miss World Canada2005. Ramona was given the name Ramona Rina Amiri on April 16th, 1980 in Tehran.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1971 14 0 14
1972 10 0 10
1973 8 0 8
1989 5 0 5
1990 5 0 5
1994 10 0 10
1995 11 0 11
1996 21 6 15
1997 20 6 14
1998 29 6 23
1999 22 0 22
2000 30 6 24
2001 34 0 34
2002 49 8 41
2003 56 15 41
2004 52 9 43
2005 34 9 25
2006 28 6 22
2007 41 7 34
2008 29 7 22
2009 15 0 15
2010 13 0 13
2011 13 0 13
2012 16 6 10
2013 25 12 13
2014 22 7 15
2015 27 5 22
2016 34 12 22
2017 18 0 18

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Popularity of Amiri as a first name

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Popularity of Amiri as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amiri U.S.
  White 68.79% 64.26%
  African American 1.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 20.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amiri

People with the last name Amiri are most frequently White or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Amiri

  • How Popular is the name Amiri? Amiri is the 13,316th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amiri was the 21,759th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amiri have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 691 babies born with the first name Amiri in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amiri to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amiri? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Amiri born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amiri was in 2004 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Amiri Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amiri is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Amiri: Your name in reverse order is Irima. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iiram. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amiri? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,195 people with the last name Amiri.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amiri? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Amiri as their last name since less than 1 person in 244k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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