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Amit is a male name of Indian or Hebrew origin.

In Hindi, Amit (Hindi: अमित, means "infinite" or "boundless", Bengali: অমিত) originates from the Sanskrit word amita (अमित:),[1] amita (अमित:) essentially is the negation of mita (मित), which means "to measure".[1]

In Hebrew, Amit (Hebrew: עמית‎) means "friend", "colleague" or "member of the organization".[2] The word appears in the Bible twelve times, mostly in Leviticus.[3] Though traditionally a common male name, it is being increasingly used as a female name in Israel. Nevertheless, it is still among the most popular names given to Jewish boys in Israel.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Sanskrit ++ Einführung in die heilige Sprache Indiens".
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  3. ^ Strong, James. Strong's exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Hendrickson Publishers, 2009. For further information, see H5997 (p. 1552)
  4. ^ "למען השם: מהם השמות הכי פופולריים לילדים בישראל" (in Hebrew).
  5. ^ Simply-Smart. "בחירת שם לתינוק , שמות לילדים , שמות לתינוקות לפי הקבלה , שמות לבנים".
  6. ^ "Birthday greetings to Amit Behl". Tellychakkar Dot Com. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 2020-02-09.