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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 lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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'



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.