What does Samara mean?
Samara [sama-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.
(female) Samasa, Sumara, ..
(male) Samaro, Samasa, .. Middle name pairings:
Samara Cori (S.C.), ..
How popular is Samara?
Samara is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2441 out of 4276, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#30516 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Samara was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #350 in the U.S. in 2006, and is at #634 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Samara is alike in pronunciation to Samaria, Samarie, Samira, Samirah and Semira. Other recommended names are Amara▲, Babara, Camala, Camaran, Damara, Hadara, Jamari, Kaara, Kamara, Kamari, Kanara, Lacara, Makara, Marmara, Nahara, Pamala, Sabra, Sadira, Safira, Sagara, Sahara, Saharah, Saharra, Sahra, Saira, Sakura, Salama, Samala, Samale, Samia, Samma, Sammala, Samya, Sandra▼, Sara▼, Saraia, Sarra, Savana▼, Seara, Shamara, Shameera, Shamira, Shamirah, Shara, Shemira, Siara, Somer, Sonora, Tamar, Tamara▼, Tamarah, Tamarra, Tamary, Tamera▼, Tammara, Tamora, Tamra▼, Thamara and Zahara. These names tend to be less commonly used than Samara.See names in meaning and etymology.