Sameer is a distinguished baby name for boys. Rooted in ancient religious traditions, this name has had a far-reaching impact on cultures ranging from Western Asia to Wales. Sameer is the name of a character in The Loud House series, and Sameer Sengupta was also the titular protagonist of the Sameer series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Sameer:

Arabic, Persian: Companion in evening conversation
Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu: Wind, gust, air

Origin of the name Sameer:

Sameer is an alternative spelling of Samir. This is a traditional name with two possible origins. In Arabic, the name derives from the Old Arabic root سمير (s-m-r) and means “companion or friend in evening conversation.” Within South Asian languages, Samir derives from the Old Sanskrit word समीर and means “wind,” “gust,” or “air.”

Symbolism of the name Sameer:

Sameer originates from the Arabic root for “evening companion” or from the Old Sanskrit word for “wind” or “air.” According to Quran 19:52, the Arabic root refers to a friend who stays up late to converse and talk. This concept of friendship occurs in most Near Eastern religions. Within Old Testament tradition, for example, God also met with Adam in the Garden of Eden during the “cool of the evening” (Genesis 3:8). In this context, the symbol of the evening companion is the gentle breeze.

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Gender of the name Sameer:

Sameer is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Sameer:


Number of syllables in the name Sameer:


Emotion evoked from the name Sameer:

The name Sameer evokes feelings of dedication and devotion.

Alternative spellings for the name Sameer:

  • Samir 
  • Sahmir
  • Samiir
  • Samier
  • Semir

Nicknames for the name Sameer:

Popularity of the name Sameer:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Sameer was the 2,143rd most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Sameer:

  • Saleem
  • Sudheer
  • Sajeed
  • Sanjeet
  • Sanjeev
  • Sameed
  • Sabeen
  • Saeed
  • Shareef
  • Shakeel

Great middle names for Sameer and their meanings:

  • Abhay (fearless)
  • Abhishek (anointing, consecration)
  • Bernard (strong, bold, brave as a bear)
  • Devadas (servant of the gods)
  • Elliot (the Lord is my God)
  • Kalyan (beautiful, auspicious, fortunate)
  • Murali (flute)
  • Naveen (new)
  • Reuben (behold a son)
  • Uday (dawn, rising, ascendant)
  • Vivek (wisdom, knowledge, distinction)
  • Yash (success, fame, splendor, glory)

Famous people with the name Sameer:

  • Sameer Pandey Anjaan (songwriter and lyricist)
  • Sammir “Dhyan” Dattani (actor)
  • Sameer Gadhia (singer)
  • Sameer Vinnakota Hasan (actor)
  • Sameer Rahim (literary journalist)
  • Sameer Rajda (actor)
  • Sameer Verma (badminton player)

Sameer in popular culture:

  • Sameer (character in The Loud House series)
  • Sameer Sengupta (protagonist of the Sameer series)