Aimar (given name)
Aimar is a Navarrese masculine given name of Germanic origin, derived from Haimhard. The original etymology is home, Haim-, and hard, -hard. It is believed that the German Origin name, Haimhard, merged with the name Amir, brought by early Persian traders to Southern Europe. Amir (also spelled Ameer or Emir, Arabic: امير, Persian: امير, Hebrew: אמיר, pronounced [aːmˈiːr]) is a male name with two meanings, one is Arabic/Hebraic origin derived from the title Emir in Arabic, and meaning summit of a tree in Hebrew; and other one in Persian is pronounced in the same way but it has a different meaning, it consists of two parts; "A" which means "Un" and "mir" which is the root of the verb "Mordan مُرَدن" ( to die ), so Amir in Persian means the one who [his spirit and his memory] will never die.
There are references to the name in medieval texts from the 9th to 14th centuries in the Kingdom of Navarre. In later years it has been assimilated as a Basque name, and it has become a popular name for boys in Basque Country and Navarre. The name Aimar may refer to:
- Aimar-Charles-Marie de Nicolaï (1747–1794), French writer
- Aimar Moratalla (born 1987), Spanish football player
- Aimar Olaizola (born 1979), Spanish pelota player
- Aimar Sagastibelza (born 1984), Spanish football player
- Aimar August Sørenssen (1823–1908), Norwegian politician
- Aimar V of Limoges (1135–1199), French nobleman
- (Basque) Euskaltzaindiaren izendegiak
- "INEbase / Demography and population / Municipal Register / Most common first names and surnames". Ine.es. Retrieved 2013-04-30.