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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 has 2 variants: Sammara and Semara.


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)

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 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.