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Gender: Female Meaning of Samara: "under God's rule" Origin of Samara: Place-name or Hebrew Samara's Popularity in 2017: #324

The name Samara is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "under God's rule". Samara is ranked #324 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Spooky Halloween Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

Exotic and lovely -- and much more distinctive now than Samantha or Tamara. Samara is a city in western Russia as well as a bona fide first name.

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Famous People Named Samara

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

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
The word "samara" has been used in English as the name of the winged fruit of the elm, ash, or sycamore since the 16th century. Latin samara means "seed of the elm" from semen "seed."
Samara is also the Latin name of the River Somme, and almost certainly, therefore, the name of a goddess associated with it