Mir is a gender-neutral Persian name thought to be a shortened version of the Arabic Amīr, meaning "Prince commander." As a title, a Mir is a prince or a general, while the clan Mir is a Kashmiri clan with ancestral roots from medieval Persia. Mir is a worldwide household name due to the Russian space station that operated in low orbit from 1986 to 2001. At the time, Mir was the largest artificial satellite in space and served as a research lab for teams of astronauts and scientists. Baby Mir will love learning all about their satellite ancestor who once looked down on the world from high above.
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