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Meir (disambiguation)

Meir is a Jewish given name and surname.

Meir may also refer to:

  • Meir (album), a 2013 album by Norwegian rock band Kvelertak
  • Meir (Antwerp), Belgium, the city's pre-eminent shopping street
  • Meir Park, Tel Aviv, a public park
  • Meir, Egypt , a village in Upper Egypt
  • Meir, Staffordshire, England, suburb of Stoke-on-Trent
  • Meire Grove, Minnesota, USA
  • Shalom Meir tower, a building in Tel Aviv, Israel

Meir is a Jewish masculine given name and an occasional surname. It means "one who shines" It is often Germanized or Anglicized as Mayer, Meyer, or Myer. Notable people with the name include:

Given name:

  • Rabbi Meir, Jewish sage who lived in the time of the Talmud
  • Meir Amit (1921–2009), Israeli general and politician
  • Meir Ariel, Israeli singer/songwriter
  • Meir Bar-Ilan (1880–1949), rabbi and Religious Zionism leader
  • Meir Ben Baruch (1215–1293) aka Meir of Rothenburg, a German rabbi, poet, and author
  • Meir Dizengoff (1861–1936), Israeli politician
  • Meir Har-Zion, Israeli commando fighter
  • Meir Kahane (1932–1990), rabbi and political activist
  • Meir Lublin (1558–1616), Polish rabbi, Talmudist and Posek
  • Meir Nitzan, the mayor of Rishon-LeZion, Israel
  • Meir Pa'il (1926-2015), Israeli politician and military historian
  • Meir Shalev, Israeli writer
  • Meir Shamgar (born 1925), Israeli President of the Israeli Supreme Court
  • Meir Shapiro (1887–1933), Hasidic Rabbi and creator of the Daf Yomi
  • Meir Simcha of Dvinsk (1843–1926), rabbi and leader of Orthodox Judaism in Eastern Europe
  • Meir Zorea (1923–1995), Israeli general and politician
  • Meir Sheetrit, a current Israeli Knesset member for the Kadima party
  • Yisrael Meir Kagan (1838–1933), Polish rabbi, Halakhist and ethicist
  • Yisrael Meir Lau, the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Yitzchak Meir Alter (1798–1866), Polish rabbi and founder of the Ger (Hasidic dynasty) within Hasidic Judaism


  • Elchanan Meir (born 1936), Israeli psychologist
  • Gideon Meir, Israeli diplomat
  • Golda Meir (1898–1978), a founder of the modern State of Israel, Hebraicized from Meyerson
  • Jessica Meir, comparative physiology researcher and aquanaut
  • Nati Meir (born 1955), Romanian politician
Meir (album)

Meir is the second studio album by Norwegian heavy metal band Kvelertak. It was released on 25 March 2013 (March 26 in the US) via Sony Music Scandinavia in Scandinavia, Roadrunner Records in the rest of the world, and by Indie Recordings on vinyl. The album was produced by Kurt Ballou.

Usage examples of "meir".

That night, June 20, 1963, Issar Harel had a long talk with his close friend, General Meir Amit, then the head of Military Intelligence.

Perhaps it felt that Meir Amit was a general more likely to obey orders than the choleric Harel, who had become a legend in his own lifetime among the Israeli people and relished it.

To get at them, Meir Amit used his top agent inside Egypt, the riding-school-owner Wolfgang Lutz, who found himself from September 1963 onward forced to take suicidal risks, which sixteen months later would lead to his undoing.

Meir Amit took his place at the head of the table, and the dis112 THE ODESSA FILE cussion began.

Shirt-less men in often ragged vests strutted down the street with sunlight glinting on meir brass hoop earrings, and brass finger rings set with colored glass, or slunk along like the sort of cur dog that might snarl and might bite.