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What does Amara mean?

Amara /ama-ra/ as a girls' name is pronounced ah-MAHR-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Amara is "everlasting". From "amarantus". Also possibly from "amarus", meaning "bitter".


Amara has 8 variants: Amargo, Amargoe, Amargot, Amarinda, Amarinda, Amarra, Mara and Marra.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Amaraie, Amaza, ..

(male) Amaas, Amael, ..

How popular is Amara?

Amara is a rare given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#34856 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Amara for girls. Amara entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #513 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amara name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amara outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Amara and affiliated names. The only other popular varying form of Amara (#513 in 2014) is Mara (#695 in 2014). Adoption of these relations of Amara was at its apex in 2014 (average #604). Amara and Mara are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Amara, Mara in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amara and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Amara is pronounced similarly to Amari, Amariah, Ameera, Ameerah, Amera, Amerah, Amira, Amirah, Amora, Amorra, Amyra, Amyrah, Emera, Omeira and Omyra. Other suggested similar names are Adala, Adara, Aesara, Afra, Agata, Akira, Akyra, Alaia, Alala, Alaya, Almera, Alura, Alvara, Amada, Amadora, Amahl, Amahla, Amaia, Amala, Amalea, Amana, Amaris, Amata, Amaya, Ambre, Amita, Amma, Amor, Amore, Anaca, Anafa, Anaka, Andra, Anora, Aphra, Ashra, Atara, Audra, Avana, Ayala, Ayana, Azora, Azra, Azura, Cara, Chara, Ciara, Clara, Dara, Fara, Kaara, Kamara, Keara, Klara, Sara, Semara, Tara, Tiara, Yara and Zara. These names tend to be more commonly used than Amara.