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Quick Facts on Samir

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 770
Simple meaning:
Companion in night talk

Characteristics of Samir

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Samir

Samīr (سمير) is Arabic for “companion in night talk”. We must admit; this is one of the most random name etymologies that we’ve uncovered to date. Is a “companion of night talk” a polite way of saying “lover” or does the etymology just cover people who like to have conversations around midnight? Or is it something akin to “pillow talk”, the term used for intimate conversations between husband and wife as they talk in bed? A very curious etymology indeed. The name definitely suggests a certain level of intimacy and closeness which adds to its charm. Samir is really an Eastern-based name and not super common among English speaking nations (unless it’s being used by citizenry of Arab or Indian descent).

Popularity of the Name Samir

Samīr appeared on the U.S. male naming charts in 1977 which is around the time that immigrants from the Middle East arrived in America in greater numbers. While still a small percent of the overall population, Arab-Americans have brought a few interesting Arabic names to the panoply of baby boy names currently circulating within the United States. Samir has increased a couple hundred spots on the charts since its debut but we don’t expect it to rise much further.
Popularity of the Boy Name Samir
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Samir

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Samir

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Samir

    Samir We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Samir.

  • Popular Songs on Samir

    Popular Songs on Samir

    Samir - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Samir.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Samir

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Samir

    Samir and Yonatan (Danielle Carmi) - Samir is a young Palestinian boy who dreads going to an Israeli hospital for an operation. But there he meets an Israeli boy named Yonatan, and together they imagine a trip to Mars. As their bodies heal, the boys begin to heal the differences between them. Recommended for ages 8-11.

  • Famous People Named Samir

    Famous People Named Samir

    Famous People Named Samir - Samir Nasri (French footballer); Samir Geagea (Lebanese politician); Samir Handanović (Slovenian footballer); Samir Roychoudhury (founding father of Hungryalism)

  • Children of Famous People Named Samir

    Children of Famous People Named Samir

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Samir - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Samir.

  • Historic Figures

    Samir - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Samir - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Samir.

Personality of the Boy Name Samir

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Samir

  • No Variations Found.
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