Amir Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Amir:
Derived from the Arabic amīr (prince, emir), which is from the verb amara (to command, to rule). Amir has been used as a title for a host of designations including rulers of provinces and caliphs.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Amir, Irma, Mari, Mira and Rami are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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If you ever meet an Amir call them Reflection (A Mirror)
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Amir is a Hebrew and Arabic name meaning "treetop," and also a French diminutive meaning "little beloved."
Its other meaning in Hebrew is "tall".
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Amir Khan, aka "King Khan", English boxer of Pakistani descent.
Amir Rathaur-Bageria, Canadian actor
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Amir is the name of the main character and narrator of the novel/movie "The Kite Runner."