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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 2015: #461

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 actress
Amara (born Tuwuh Adijatitesih Amaranggana), Indonesian actress
Amara Karan, British actress

Pop Culture References for the name Amara

Amara, an immortal character on TV's 'The Vampire Diaries'
Amara Tenoh aka Sailor Uranus, character in manga/anime 'Sailor Moon'
Amara, character in the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
Amara; "The Darkness," character on TV's "Supernatural"
shortened version of the Ancient Greek name Amarantham meaning 'eternally beautiful'. (SPOILER: Chuck/God's sister.)