Samir

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
212
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Samir

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

Notable Persons Named Samir

Samir Nasri is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., Olympique de Marseille, Arsenal F.C., France national under-16 football team, France national under-17 football team, and France national under-18 football team. Samir was born on June 26th, 1987 in Marseille, France.

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Samir Handanović is a soccer player for the Inter Milan, ND Slovan, NK Domžale, NK Zagorje, Udinese Calcio, A.C.D. Treviso 2013, S.S. Lazio, A.C. Rimini 1912, Slovenia national under-19 football team, Slovenia national under-21 football team, and Slovenia national football team. Samir was born on July 14th, 1984 in Ljubljana.

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His career lasted from 1995 to 1995. Samir was born Samir Soni in London.

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Samir Bannout is a bodybuilder. Samir was born on November 7th, 1955 in Beirut.

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Samir Geagea is a Lebanese Forces. He was most active from 1986 to present. Samir was born on October 25th, 1952 in Beirut.

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Samir Ujkani is a soccer player for the U.S. Latina Calcio, Sporting West Harelbeke, R.S.C. Anderlecht, U.S. Città di Palermo, Novara Calcio, A.C. Chievo Verona, Genoa C.F.C., Albania national under-21 football team, Albania national football team, and Kosovo national football team. Samir was born on July 5th, 1988 in Vučitrn. Samir is also known as Ujkani and Samir.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Samir

Samir is a soccer player for the Hellas Verona F.C., Udinese Calcio, Audax Rio de Janeiro Esporte Clube, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Samir was born on December 5th, 1994 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Saad Samir is a soccer player for the Al Ahly SC, El Mokawloon SC, Al-Masry SC, Egypt national under-20 football team, Egypt national football team, and Egypt national under-23 football team. Saad was born on April 1st, 1989 in Cairo.

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Ahmed Samir is an actor, director, film director, and actoranddirector. Ahmed was born on August 17th, 1975 in Cairo.

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Samir was born in 1938.

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Barua was born on September 23rd, 1951.

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Sandra was born on November 4th, 1997 in Giza, Egypt.

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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
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 49 0 49
1977 79 0 79
1978 77 0 77
1979 79 0 79
1980 85 0 85
1981 65 0 65
1982 90 0 90
1983 80 0 80
1984 93 0 93
1985 97 0 97
1986 72 0 72
1987 93 0 93
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 310 0 310
2015 336 5 331
2016 301 0 301
2017 333 0 333

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Popularity of Samir as a first 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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Fun Facts about the name Samir

  • How Popular is the name Samir? Samir is the 2,913th most popular name of all time. As a last name Samir was the 87,663rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Samir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,755 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 1957 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 2017 with a total of 333 babies.
  • Random Samir Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Samir is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 10 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2015.
  • 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 Rmais. 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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  • 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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