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Gender: Female Pronunciation: a-MAH-ra Meaning of Amara: "grace or bitter" Origin of Amara: Igbo or Latin Amara's Popularity in 2017: #208

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 Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

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.

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Famous People Named Amara

Amara Miller, American actress
Amara, stage name of Tuwuh Adijatitesih Amaranggana, Indonesian actress
Amara Karan, British actress
Amara la Negra, stage name of Diana Danelys De Los Santos, American singer and reality TV personality ("Love & Hip-Hop: Miami")
Amara Hyde (b. 2005), daughter of TV personality Saira Khan and Steve Hyde

Pop Culture References for the name Amara

Amara Aquilla, also known as Magma, character in Marvel Universe
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"
Amara, shortened version of the Ancient Greek name Amarantham meaning 'eternally beautiful'
Amara; Warden of Hope, a noncollectable legendary card in the game "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft"
Amara Telgemeier, Character in Raina Telgemeier's "Smile" And "Sisters"
Amaura, a dinosaur-like Pokemon from the X and Y generation of Pokemon games.