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212
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in 2010

Samir

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1961 7 0 7
1962 8 0 8
1963 9 0 9
1964 12 0 12
1965 10 0 10
1966 12 0 12
1967 17 0 17
1968 15 0 15
1969 41 0 41
1970 39 0 39
1971 34 0 34
1972 39 0 39
1973 49 0 49
1974 58 0 58
1975 59 0 59
1976 50 0 50
1977 79 0 79
1978 77 0 77
1979 79 0 79
1980 87 0 87
1981 64 0 64
1982 90 0 90
1983 80 0 80
1984 93 0 93
1985 97 0 97
1986 72 0 72
1987 92 0 92
1988 94 0 94
1989 103 0 103
1990 121 0 121
1991 120 0 120
1992 124 0 124
1993 112 0 112
1994 128 0 128
1995 118 0 118
1996 123 0 123
1997 146 0 146
1998 167 0 167
1999 164 0 164
2000 193 0 193
2001 201 0 201
2002 198 0 198
2003 229 12 217
2004 227 5 222
2005 247 0 247
2006 249 5 244
2007 262 5 257
2008 255 0 255
2009 321 6 315
2010 270 5 265
2011 327 8 319
2012 300 0 300
2013 298 8 290
2014 309 0 309
2015 335 5 330

Fun Facts about the name Samir

  • How many people with the first name Samir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,125 babies born with the first name Samir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Samir to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Samir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Samir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Samir is Tuesday, August 27th, 1912.
  • What year had the most people named Samir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Samir was in 2015 with a total of 330 babies.
  • Random Samir Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Samir is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 13 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Samir: Your name in reverse order is Rimas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irasm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Samir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 212 people with the last name Samir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Samir? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Samir as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Samir as a first name

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Popularity of Samir as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Samir U.S.
  White 70.75% 64.26%
  African American 4.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Samir

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Arabic

Origin and Meaning of Samir

The name "Samir" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Companion". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A male given name of Arabic origin ( سَمِير, "entertaining companion")

Other Inspirations for the Name Samir

Samir Doughty
Samir Khan
Samir Paul
Samir Khuller
Samir Nasri
Samir Bannout
Samir Brikho
Samir Geagea
Samir Handanovic
Samir Kaul

What does the name Samir mean?

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Ais for accepting, your forgiving nature.

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

Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

Ris for romp, you know how to have fun!

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