Meaning and Name Origin
Samara \s(a)-ma-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced sah-MAH-ah. It is of Hebrew and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Samara is "guardian or protected by God; night talk". The name of a Russian city. Samarra is the name of an ancient Iraqi city.
Samara is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2441 out of 4276, Top 57%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#78802 out of 88799, Top 89%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Samara for girls. Samara was first listed in 1997 and reached its highest rank of #350 in the U.S. in 2006, and is at #631 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Samara▲ is alike in pronunciation to Samaria, Samarie, Samira▼, Samirah and Semira. Other recommended similar baby names are Damara, Kamara, Sagara, Sahara, Samala, Shamara, Shamira and Tamara▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Samara.