unisex given name

Amit is a common given name. It is common in India, Nepal, Israel, Pakistan, Iran, Middle East, and Bangladesh.

  • Infinite, immeasurable, boundless (Hindi and Bengali)
  • Colleague, friend (Hebrew)
  • Highly praised, beloved, victorious (Arabic)
Place of originAsia

In Hindi and Bengali, Amit (Hindi: अमित) means infinite or immeasurable or boundless. It is part of Amitabha Buddha. It is one of the 108 names of the Hindu God Shri Ganesha. It also means an eternal friend of everyone in Hindi, Nepali and Sanskrit.

In Hebrew, Amit (Hebrew: עמית‎) means colleague, friend.

In Arabic, Amit (Arabic: اميت‎) means being highly praised, beloved and victorious. In Islam Amit refers to the traditional Arabian gesture. During battles the Muslim army yelled "Yā manṣūr Amit!" and attacked.