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 "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
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.