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 "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".
From the experts:
Strong, attractive, stylish, and multicultural, Amara is a true multicultural choices enjoying some popularity in both the US and the UK. 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. Amara is also Mary in Esperanto, the misbegotten language that was once the hope for a completely international form of communication.