The name became popular in the Balkans, particularly in Albania and Bosnia, starting in the late 1970s. There are a couple of possible derivations for this name. One is that it is derived from the Latin verb admirari meaning “to admire”
Another possibility is that it is a Slavicized form of the Arabic male name, Amir.
As of 2010, Admir was the 77th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzgovina, (2010).
Diminutive form is Ado.
A feminine form is Admira.