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Gender: F Pronunciation: a-MAH-ra Meaning of Amara: "grace or bitter" Origin of Amara: Igbo or Latin Amara's Popularity in 2014: #513

Strong, attractive, stylish, and multicultural this name is also the Esperanto form of Mary--in the misbegotten language that was once the hope for a completely international form of communication. The African meaning we list is the best-known and the one many parents reference when choosing the name. But Amara is also a Sanskrit name meaning immortal and a Mongolian name meaning peaceful, and is the Italian word for bitter (same root as Maryam and Miriam) occasionally used as a first name in the Latin countries. A true multicultural choice enjoying some popularity in both the U.S and the U.K.

Famous People Named Amara

Amara Miller, American child actress

Pop Culture References for the name Amara

Amara, an immortal, from 'The Vampire Diaries'
Amara Tenoh, character in the series, 'Sailor Moon'
shortened version of the Ancient Greek name Amarantham meaning 'eternally beautiful'.

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