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Meir is a Jewish male given name and an occasional surname. It means "one who shines"[1] It is often Germanized as Maier, Mayer, Mayr, Meier, Meyer, Meijer, Italianized as Miagro, Anglicized as Mayer, Meyer, or Myer, or Lusificated as Meira, being cryptographed into Moreira, as well.[2] Notable people with the name include:

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  1. ^ Anita Diamant, The New Jewish Baby Book: Names, Ceremonies, Customs: A Guide for Today's Families (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 1993).
  2. ^ Alfred J. Kolatch, These Are The Names (New York: Jonathan David Co., 1948), pp. 157, 160.