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Gender: Male Meaning of Amir: "king, ruler; treetop" Origin of Amir: Arabic or Hebrew Amir's Popularity in 2018: #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 lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Brother For Liam, A Sister For Emma".

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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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amir Says:


My name is Amir, and i like my name. and i think its cool.

Sky Says:


Thank you for the suggestion! I've watched as Americans, particularly unfamiliar to a name, butcher it.
My family isn't so keen on the name.
I also like Avi, Ari, and Sufyan... but Avi isn't Arabic.
How does one EVER choose a baby name?! :p

Guest Says:


I think you should keep the spelling Amir, it's pretty straightfoward and handsome. Not Ameer. This name is super common where I live and people always say it right :D

Sky Says:


My husband is Middle Eastern so we're trying to find a name that is Arabic and that I like. However, I don't like A LOT of Arabic male names. (Female names I like plenty of).
So far Amir (maybe spelled Ameer so Americans don't say Am-ir) is my favorite.