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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 has 2 variant forms: Sammara and Semara.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Samara name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.