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Gender: Male Pronunciation: myoor Meaning of Muir: "dweller near the moor" Origin of Muir: Scottish

The name Muir is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "dweller near the moor". Muir and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Favourite Names in the last signature".

From the experts:

A common family name in Scotland, occasionally used as a first.

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Famous People Named Muir

John Muir, American author and early environmental advocate
Leda Muir, Myspace, YouTube, and overall Internet celebrity

Pop Culture References for the name Muir

"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," 1947 film and late '60s TV show
Muir Woods, Northern California nature area
The General Muir, NY-style deli in Atlanta, Ga.


SimoneKadele Says:


I thought this was pronounced Meer??

lesliemarion Says:


Maybe it's just because I live in Northern California, but I think the text on this name should mention the famous naturalist, John Muir.