The name Amara is a girl's name of Italian, Greek, African origin meaning "grace or bitter". Amara is ranked #208 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".
From the experts:
Strong, attractive, and stylish, Amara is a true multicultural choice enjoying some popularity in both the US and the UK. The two meanings we list are the best-known, but Amara is also a Sanskrit name meaning immortal and a Mongolian name meaning peaceful. Amara is the Italian word for bitter, from the same root as Mary and Miriam. On Nameberry, Amara is a hugely popular name, hopping all the way up to Number 2 for the first half of 2018. With so much going for it, this once-unusual choice could well be the Amanda or even the Mary of tomorrow.