Amir (name)

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Amir (also spelled Ameer or Emir, Arabic: اَمير‎‎, Turkish: Emir, Persian: امير‎‎, Hebrew: אמיר‎‎, pronounced [aːmˈiːr]) is a masculine name with three meanings, one is Arabic/Hebraic origin derived from the three letters AMR which means 'to give orders' or a "Prince". The title Emir in Arabic, which is essentially the same word as Amir, therefore means: "one who gives orders".

It also means summit of a tree in Hebrew or a pile of harvested wheat (עמיר);[citation needed] 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" (to die), so Amir in Persian means "the one who [his spirit and his memory] will never die".[citation needed]

Notable persons with the name include:

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