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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Amr mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Amr

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from United Arab Emirates says the name Amr is of Arabic origin and means "Life".
  • A user from Saudi Arabia says the name Amr is of Arabic origin and means "The one who lives longer ,, also it gives meaning of hope . It is Arabic name".

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International Interest

AMR was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Amr

Amr Waked is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1999. Amr was born on April 12th, 1973 in Cairo.


Amr Diab is an arabic pop music, dance music, and folk dance singing, composer, actor, and bodybuilding. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. Amr was given the name Amr Abdel-Basset Abdel-Azeez Diab on October 11th, 1961 in Port Said, Egypt. Amr is also known as El Hadaba.


Amr Warda is a soccer player for the Panetolikos F.C., Al Ahly SC, El Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt national under-20 football team, Egypt national under-23 football team, and Egypt national football team. Amr was born on September 17th, 1993 in Alexandria.


Amr Zaki is a soccer player for the El Mansoura SC, ENPPI Club, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, Zamalek SC, Wigan Athletic F.C., Hull City A.F.C., Elazığspor, Al-Salmiya SC, Raja Casablanca, Al-Ahed SC, El Mokawloon SC, and Egypt national football team. Amr was born on April 1st, 1983 in Mansoura, Egypt.


Amr Moussa is a Secretary-General of the Arab League, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egyptian Ambassador to the United Nations, List of Secretaries General of the Arab League, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Egypt), and List of current Permanent Representatives to the United . Amr was given the name Amr Mouhammed Moussa Abu-Zeid on October 3rd, 1936 in Cairo.


Amr Shabana is a squash player. Amr was born on July 29th, 1979 in Cairo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Amr

Mohamed Kamel Amr is a Minister of Foreign Affairs (Egypt). He was most prominent from 2011 to 2013. Mohamed was born on December 1st, 1942 in Cairo.


Ziad was born in 1950.


Abdelfattah Amr was a squash player. Abdelfattah was born on February 14th, 1909. He breathed his last breath on November 23rd, 1988.



Nabil was born in 1947.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 5 0 5
1977 6 0 6
1980 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1983 9 0 9
1985 6 0 6
1986 8 0 8
1987 10 0 10
1988 15 0 15
1989 5 0 5
1990 10 0 10
1991 8 0 8
1992 13 0 13
1993 15 0 15
1994 20 0 20
1995 16 0 16
1996 22 0 22
1997 18 0 18
1998 24 0 24
1999 19 0 19
2000 29 0 29
2001 20 0 20
2002 35 0 35
2003 34 0 34
2004 46 0 46
2005 41 0 41
2006 36 0 36
2007 54 0 54
2008 34 0 34
2009 40 0 40
2010 24 0 24
2011 35 0 35
2012 25 0 25
2013 25 0 25
2014 28 0 28
2015 34 0 34
2016 22 0 22
2017 21 0 21
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Amr

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Amr as a first name

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Popularity of Amr as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amr U.S.
  White 75.96% 64.26%
  African American 8.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amr

People with the last name Amr are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Amr

  • How Popular is the name Amr? Amr is the 11,945th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amr was the 156,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amr have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 822 babies born with the first name Amr in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amr to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amr? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Amr first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amr is Tuesday, July 23rd, 1957.
  • What year had the most people named Amr born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amr was in 2007 with a total of 54 babies.
  • Random Amr Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amr is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Amr: Your name in reverse order is Rma. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amr? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104 people with the last name Amr.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amr? Amr is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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