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Amir Khan, British boxer and Aamir Khan, Hindi film actor (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti) bear the name.
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2006
Amir (pronounced Aah-mhir or A-meer) may have originated from the Hindi (rather Persian) word Ameer, meaning 'wealthy'.
-- bean  6/15/2006
1. Amir is a reminder of "amir al-mo'menin" which means "belivers' leader" and was a general name for all Mouslems' leaders. Shi'es like it more than Sunnis and refer by it to "Amir al-mo'menin Imam Ali" (peace be upon him), the first Imam for Shi'es and the fourth khalifa for Sunnis.
2. Adding another name after Amir is quite common, e. g. Amir Ali, Amir Hossein, Amir Hassan, Amir Reza, Amir Mohammad, Amir Mahmud, and Amir Abbas (the last prime minister of the ex-Shah of Iran).
-- rafieyah  11/9/2006
I pronounce it UM-MEER.
-- Anonymous User  12/2/2006
Also an unusual masculine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/18/2007
Amir Abbas is a popular combination. Amir is also highly popular in Iran.
-- Anonymous User  10/6/2007
I know a Lebanese guy called Amer. I don't know if it is the same thing as Amir but it is similar. I like the meaning of this name, it's very majestic.
-- dreamgirl54  11/3/2007
Amir is the main character in Khaled Hosseini's best selling novel "The Kite Runner".
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2008
Amir Derakh aka Amir Davidson, is an American synth guitarist and is a former member of Rough Cutt and Jailhouse and current member of three different bands; Orgy, Julien-K and Dead By Sunrise.
-- Aliro  12/3/2008
Amir Sadalloh (b. 1980) is an American mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was born in Brooklyn and raised in Richmond, Virginia from an Iranian-Irish family.
-- keepitreal  1/22/2011
In Persian the meaning of the name Amir is A part that have negative effects (A gives the word negative meaning) and MIR part means die, dead, dying.
That makes the name mean undying, immortal.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2015

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