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Gender: Male Pronunciation: sah-MEER Meaning of Samir: "a friend to talk with in the evening" Origin of Samir: Arabic Samir's Popularity in 2017: #719

The name Samir is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "a friend to talk with in the evening". Samir is ranked #719 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Friend or Friendly and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Samir has a pleasing sound and lovely meaning. One of those distinctive names that can also fit right in—and you could always call him Sam.

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Famous People Named Samir

Samir Amin, Egyptian Marxian economist & professor
Samir Ayass, Arab-Bulgarian football midfielder
Samir Barac, Croatian water-polo player (2000, '04, '08 & '12 Olympics)
Samir Bekric, Bosnian professional footballer
Samir Chanda (1957-2011), Indian film director
Samir Dilou, Tunisian politician & Minister of Human Rights
Samir El-Khadem, former Commander of the Lebanese Naval Forces
Samir Elmesirri, award-winning Egyptian artist
Samir Fazlagic, Bosnian-Norwegian football player
Samir Frangieh, Lebanese politician & leftist intellectual
Samir Garcia, Honduran footballer
Samir Handanovic, Bosnian-Slovenian goalkeeper
Samir Hassaniyeh, Sierra Leonean civil rights activist
Samir Javadzadeh, Azerbaijani pop singer
Samir Kafity, Anglican Bishop working in the Middle East
Samir Kuntar, Lebanese kidnapper & murderer
Samir Labidi, Tunisian politician
Samir Merzic, Bosnian footballer
Samir Muratovic, Bosnian footballer playing for Austria
Samir Nurkovic, Serbian football striker
Samir Palnitkar, technology entrepreneur, engineer & author
Samir Radwan, Egyptian politician (Minister of Finance) & liberal
Samir Saric, Bosnian footballer
Samir Seleskovic, Bosnian-Turkish basketball player & current coach
Samir Toplak, Croatian football coach & former player
Samir Zulic, retired Slovenian footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Samir

Samir de los Canos, town of 227 in Castile & Leon, Spain
Samir Duran, character in military science fiction "StarCraft"
Samir Amin, character in "Sims" series
Samir Fazlinovic, Bosnian show persona "Crazy, Confused & Normal"