Updated May 24, 2023

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  • Arabic, Hebrew: Princess 

What Does Amira Mean and Stand For? 

The name Amira has roots in Arabic and Hebrew, meaning "princess." It is a popular name in both the Jewish and Muslim communities. 


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How Popular Is The Name Amira

What Does the Name Amira Mean? 

Amira is a girls' name of Arabic and Hebrew origin, meaning "princess." It is a popular name in the Middle East and South Asia that has been rising on the baby name charts in the U.S. 

The name Amira is often given to girls born during the Jewish holiday Shavuot. It is also a popular name in the Muslim community. 

How Popular is the Name Amira? 

Amira is the #217 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been steadily rising in popularity each year since 2000. 

According to Google search administration data, in the last five years Amira was at its peak popularity in May 2020. 

Popularity of the Name Amira in the United States

The name Amira was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • District of Columbia 
  • California
  • New York 
  • Utah 
  • Maryland 

Famous People Named Amira and Amira in Pop Culture 

Famous Amira's include Tunisian Olympic long distance runner Amira Ben Amor, French actress Amira Casar, Libyan Olympic swimmer Amira Edrahi, and Somali-Filipino model Amira Ahmed. 

The name Amira features in the TV series Veronica Mars and British soap opera EastEnders

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