Muir n : United States naturalist (born in England) who advocated the creation of national parks (1838-1914) [syn: John Muir]
- A Scottish surname.
A Muir is the Scots word for moorland, and Scots Gaelic for sea, and is the etymological origin of the surname and Clan Muir/Mure/Moore in Scotland and other parts of the world.
As a surname, it may chiefly refer to John Muir (1838–1914), the naturalist, engineer, explorer, and writer, to any of several geographic locations named for him, or to many others with the same last name.
- Francis Muir (born 1926), British geophysicist
- Frank Muir (1920–1998), British comedian
- Jamie Muir (politician), Canadian educator and politician
- Kenneth Muir (1912–1950), British soldier
- M. M. Pattison Muir (1848-1931), chemist and author.
- Norrie Muir (born 1948), British mountaineer
- Robbie Muir, New Zealand musician
- Robbie Muir (footballer), Australian rules football player
- Thomas Muir (mathematician) (1844–1934), British mathematician
- William Muir (1819–1905), British orientalist
- Sir Thomas Muir, Founder of Muir College
Muir in German: Muir
Muir in French: Muir