Amir

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Gender: Male Meaning of Amir: "king, ruler; treetop" Origin of Amir: Arabic or Hebrew Amir's Popularity in 2017: #149

The name Amir is a boy's name of Arabic, Hebrew origin meaning "king, ruler; treetop". Amir is ranked #149 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Persian-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

A common Middle Eastern name, the general title for an elevated official, it was chosen for his son by actor Omar Epps.

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Famous People Named Amir

Amir, Persian pop singer
Amir Arison, Israel-American actor
Amir Bagheri, Iranian chess grandmaster
Amir Blumenfeld, Israeli American writer, comedian, actor & TV host
Amir Derakh, American musician
Amir Hamed, Uruguayan translator & writer
Amir Hashemi-Moghaddam, former Iranian footballer
Amir Johnson, American basketball player
Amir Karic, Bosnian-Slovenian footballer
Amir Khan (1912-'74), Indian classical vocalist
Amir Khan, English professional boxer
Amir Khosrow Afshar (1919-?), Iranian diplomat
Amir Slama, Brazilian-born fashion designer of Rosa Cha
Amir Spahic, Bosnian football player
Amir Epps (b. 2007), son of American actor and rapper Omar Epps

Pop Culture References for the name Amir

Amir, character in Khaled Hosseini's novel 'The Kite Runner'

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