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.