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PronunciationArabic: [ˈmaː.hɪr]
Turkish: [ˈmɑ.hiɾ]
Meaningskilled, expert

Mahir (also spelled Maher or "Mihir-A", Arabic: ماهر‎) is an Arabic given name meaning "skilled" or "expert", may refer to the following:

Given name[edit]


  • Ahmed Maher (1935–2010), grandson of Ahmad Mahir Pasha and former Foreign Minister of Egypt
  • Ahmed Maher, Egyptian film director
  • Ahmed Maher (born 1990), Egyptian football player
  • Ahmed Maher (born 1980), co-founder of the April 6 Movement in Egypt
  • Maher Arar, Canadian software engineer
  • Maher al-Assad, brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and head of the Presidential Guard
  • Maher Sabry, Egyptian filmmaker, writer and gay rights activist
  • Maher Al Sayed, Syrian football player
  • Maher-shalal-hash-baz, son of Biblical prophet Isaiah
  • Maher Shalal Hash Baz, artistic alter ego of Tori Kudo, a Japanese naivist composer and musician
  • Maher Charif, Palestinian historian and lecturer at the Institut français du Proche-Orient in Syria


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