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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim (common in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India) : from a title of Persian origin, a short form of Arabic Amir ‘prince’, ‘commander’.
  • Polish : from a short form of any of various Old Polish personal names containing the element mir ‘peace’, ‘quiet’, ‘esteem’, for example Mirosław or Jaromir.
  • Catalan : patronymic from Mir, a medieval personal name of Germanic origin (see Miro).
  • French : variant of Mire 1.

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