Vir name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Vir

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Illinois, U.S. says the name Vir is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Brave".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Vir

Notable Persons Named Vir

Vir Das

Vir Das is an actor, stand-up comedy, and stand-up comedian. His ongoing career started in 2004. Vir was born Vir Das on May 31st, 1979 in Dehradun.

Vir Sanghvi

Vir Sanghvi is a journalist and writer. Vir was born on July 5th, 1956.

Vir Cotto

Vir Cotto is a fictional character.

Vir Bahadur Singh

Vir Bahadur Singh was a 14th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He left this life in 1990.

Vir Singh Deo

Vir Unis

Vir was born on October 26th, 1969.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vir U.S.
  White 30.84% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 60.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vir

People with the last name Vir are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Vir

  • How Popular is the name Vir? Vir is the 22,706th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vir was the 152,628th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vir have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 293 babies born with the first name Vir in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vir 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 Vir? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Vir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vir is Saturday, January 10th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Vir born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vir was in 2019 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Vir Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vir is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Vir: The name spelled backwards is Riv. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rvi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 107 people with the last name Vir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vir? Vir is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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