Meaning and name origin
Samara \s(a)-ma-ra\ as a girl's 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 females (#2441 out of 4276, Top 57%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#78802 out of 88799, Top 89%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Samara for girls. Samara reached its highest rank of #350 in the U.S. in 2006. (2014 statistics).
Samara▲ is also pronounced similarly to Samaria, Samarie, Samira▼, Samirah and Semira. Other suggested similar baby names are Damara, Kamara, Sagara, Sahara, Samala, Shamara, Shamira and Tamara▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Samara.