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MeaningIndo-Aryan: gust of wind or a cool gentle breeze
Arabic: charming companion or friend

Samir (variantly spelled Sameer) is a male name found commonly in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. In Arabic, Samir (سمير) means jovial, loyal or charming companion. In Indian languages it is derived from the Sanskrit word Samir (समीर) meaning gust of wind or gentle breeze. Samira is the feminine spelling, also found in both languages.

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  • Samir Horn, the protagonist played by Don Cheadle in the film Traitor (2008)

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