- Samir (name)
There are two names spelt Samir in Arab countries and in the
Indian subcontinent. Although they sound similar, they have two different derivations. One name comes from Arabic سمير "Samīr" "entertaining companion", and is traditionally given to Arab males of both Christianor Muslim families. Another comes from Sanskrit समीर "Samīra", "gust of wind/a cool gentle breeze on a hot summer day", and is traditionally given to Hindu males. Both names may also be spelt Sameer in English.
The pronunciation of the Sanskrit-derived name can change depending on the language, as in the Bengali version সমীর "Shomir" [Bangla Academy Bengali-English Dictionary, Bangla Academy, Dhaka, ISBN 984-07-3988-3] . Similarly, variants of the Arabic-derived name can have different pronunciations, as in the Turkish, Bosnian and Albanian form Semir.
Uses as names
Samir Amin, Egyptian Marxist economist.
SamirHossain, (first name - Mohammad) an international mental health researcher on the science of "Death" who developed the Death and Adjustment Hypotheses
Samir Beloufa(born 1979), an Algerian footballer
Samir Zaoui(born 1976), an Algerian footballer
Samir Azzouz(born 1986), a Dutch terrorist suspect
Samir Ghanem, an Egyptian comedian
* Samir, Swiss film maker of Iraqi descent
* Samir Amin (under-development theory)
* Samir Misbah (entrepreneur)
Samir Nasri, a French footballer
* Sameer Wazir (Financial Consultant), an Indian, Kashmiri, Hindu. Working in [Islamic University of Science & Technology] . A member of Rotary Club of Kashmir.
Sameer (lyricist), an Indian film lyricist.
* Sameer Khakhar, an actor
*Sameer Bordepatil, an IT professional
In different sectors of life
As a historically significant name/adjective
A profoundly interesting name/adjective derived from Arabic origins to mean the "lamp" or "guide," associated with the praises given to the Prophet Muhammad (Sm) in helping others achieve their aims.
As movie character
In the American
comedy film" Office Space", one of the main characters is named Samir Nagheenanajar. He is played by Ajay Naidu.Also in Hindi movies in India called "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and also "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi",actor Salman Khan played the role of Sameer opposite actresses Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra,respectively.
As a family name
The family name is recognized throughout
Indiaand Pakistanas one of the oldest Arabic clans.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.