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Gender: F Meaning of Samara: "under God's rule" Origin of Samara: Place-name or Hebrew Samara's Popularity in 2015: #634

Exotic and lovely -- and much more distinctive now than Samantha or Tamara. In the U.S., Samara has been declining in popularity for some years; ranking well below its 2006 peak of Number 350. Samara is a city in western Russia as well as a bona fide first name.

Famous People Named Samara

Samara Weaving, Australian actress; niece of actor Hugo Weaving
Samara Felippo (Santana), Brazilian actress
Samara Lubelski, American musician
Samara Lee Ash, American child beauty queen on TV's "Toddlers and Tiaras"

Pop Culture References for the name Samara

Samara Morgan/Samara Osorio, character in movie "The Ring"
Samara, an Asari Justicar from the Mass Effect video games
Samara Cook, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Samara, a Frank Lloyd Wright building