Amin (name)

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Pronunciation Arabic: [ʔamiːn]
Gender Male
Language(s) Arabic
Word/name Arabic
Meaning Truthfull, Amen
Other names
Alternative spelling Amine, Ameen, Amien
Variant form(s) Al-Amin
Nickname(s) Amz
Derived Amn (security)

Amin (in Arabic أمين) is a male Arabic, Persian and Indian given name that means "faithful, trustworthy". Alternatives include Amine, Ameen and Amien.

The Islamic prophet Muhammad, was called al-Amin in his youth

The female equivalent of Amin is Amina, Aminah, Ameenah or Ameena.


People named Amin include:

Given name
Middle name
Surname / Family name
  • Hájí Amín (1831–1928), one of the 19 Apostles of Bahá'u'lláh, of the Bahá'í Faith
  • Idi Amin (1925–2003), the dictator of Uganda. President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979
  • Hafizullah Amin (1929–1979), the second President of Afghanistan
  • Samir Amin (born 1931), Egyptian political author
  • Mohamed Amin (1943–1996) (also known as 'Mo'), Kenyan photojournalist and entrepreneur
  • Esperidião Amin (born 1947), Brazilian politician
  • Ash Amin (born 1955), British geographer
  • Haron Amin (died 2015), Afghan diplomat
  • Riaz Amin (born 1998), English professional martial artist

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