Girl Baby Name

Amara

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Quick Facts on Amara

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 581
Pronunciation:
a-MAHR-a
Simple meaning:
Grace; To Love; Bitter; Immortal

Characteristics of Amara

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Amara

Amara is a name recently discovered by African-Americans; the name comes from Nigeria – it means “grace, mercy, kindness” in the native Igbo language. Naming one’s baby girl Amara is akin to calling her Grace in the English language; Carissa in the Latin language or Hannah/Anna from the Hebrew language (all of which mean “grace, favor”, too). Amara is the newest of these “graceful” and “kind” names, and a lovely way to celebrate one’s African heritage. Amara is also a name used among Spanish speakers probably with reference to the Latin verb “amare” meaning “to love” (although let it be known that “amara” is both the Latin and Italian word for “bitter” – see Mara). Many people (erroneously) seem to think that Amara comes from Greek language meaning “eternal, immortal, undying” – although we uncovered zero evidence to support this claim. However, “Amar” (अमर) in Hindi means “immortal”, therefore Amara could be considered the female equivalent of Amar. Whatever meaning you want to ascribe to your daughter’s name, Amara is a lovely choice. The name is freshly exotic and understatedly pretty.

Popularity of the Name Amara

Amara is new to the 21st century – at least in the United States. The name debuted on the American female naming charts in the year 2000 and it quickly adhered to the list. Amara has climbed to low levels of moderate usage, but she seems to have found her place on the charts. We’re not sure what etnic group is the driving force behind Amara’s sudden usage. African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Indian/Hindu-Americans all can find positive meaning behind this minimalistic beauty.
Popularity of the Girl Name Amara
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Amara

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Amara

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Amara

    Amara We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Amara.

  • Popular Songs on Amara

    Popular Songs on Amara

    Amara - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Amara.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Amara

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Amara

    Amara (Richard Laymon) - Amara, Princess of Egypt, lies in her coffin in the Charles Wood museum. She's been dead for 4000 years. Or has she? Barney, the nightwatchman, is the first to discover the mummy's coffin has been broken open. It seems grave-robbers are at work, so it's a pity that Barney can't tell the authorities - the dead can't testify to anything. Now Amara is free again and nothing can kill her... Recommended for ages young adult and older.

    Amara Para Carnival Fete (H Aitoro) - Amara Para, mummy and daddy have a wonderful day with their family and friends at the Carnival Fete. Told in a fun style with bright and colorful pictures Amara Para and the Carnival Fete promotes a message of friendship, community, celebrating diversity and family. Amara Para and the Carnival Fete is not only cool, funny and beautifully illustrated but offers both children and parents interesting insights into the Caribbean Carnival, Caribbean culture and the different people from around the world who come together to participate and enjoy it. Both parents and children can enjoy story time now with Amara Para and the Carnival Fete. Read this story to find out what wonderful and exciting things happen on this interesting Carnival adventure. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Amara

    Famous People Named Amara

    Famous People Named Amara - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Amara.

  • Children of Famous People Named Amara

    Children of Famous People Named Amara

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Amara - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Amara.

  • Historic Figures

    Amara - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Amara - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Amara.

Personality of the Girl Name Amara

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Amara

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