Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic; Sanskrit  سمير : समीर)
Meaning: “companion in evening talk”; “soft wind.”

The name could be of either two origins, it could be from the Arabic meaning “night companion” or “evening talk” or it could be from the Sanskrit meaning “soft wind.”

The title of samir was the highest title that a sultan could give a grand vizier, it was somewhat the equivalent of a confidant.

Currently, Samir is the 810th most popular male name in the United States (2010).

The Bosnian and Turkish form is Semir.

The feminine form is Samira or Semira (Bosnian/Turkish).