First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Dahir mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Dahir

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Somalia and the United States, the name Dahir is of Arabic origin and means "clean".
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International Interest
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From Arabic ظَهِير‎ (ẓahīr).

  1. A decree issued by the king of Morocco

Notable Persons Named Dahir

Notable Persons Named Dahir

Dahir Riyale Kahin

Dahir Riyale Kahin is a President of Somaliland and Vice President of Somaliland. Dahir was born on March 12th, 1952 in British Somaliland.

Dahir Adan Elmi

Dahir was born in 1948. Dahir is also known as Indha Qarshe and Dahir Aden.

Dahir Mohammed

Dahir Mohammed is a soccer player for the LIU Post, Long Island Rough Riders, New England Revolution, Generation Adidas, Connecticut Wolves, Staten Island Vipers, New York Red Bulls, and United States men's national under-23 soccer team. Dahir was born on March 17th, 1973 in Addis Ababa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dahir

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dahir

Nasteh Dahir

He left this life in 2008.

Fahad Yasin Haji Dahir

Abdikarin Dahir

Abdikarin Dahir is a Director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dahir U.S.
  White 21.27% 64.26%
  African American 74.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dahir

People with the last name Dahir are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dahir

  • How Popular is the name Dahir? Dahir is the 32,386th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dahir was the 25,037th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dahir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 143 babies born with the first name Dahir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dahir to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dahir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Dahir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dahir is Friday, September 14th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Dahir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dahir was in 2015 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dahir: The name spelled backwards is Rihad. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dihra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dahir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 992 people with the last name Dahir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dahir? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dahir as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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