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Gender: Female Meaning of Samira: "companion in evening conversation" Origin of Samira: Arabic Samira's Popularity in 2017: #992

The name Samira is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "companion in evening conversation". Samira is ranked #992 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mystical Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

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Shiny cousin of Samara with an intriguing meaning. Increasingly associated with the charming Samira Wiley, a perennial scene-stealer on "Orange is the New Black" and "The Handmaid's Tale."

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Famous People Named Samira

Samira Ahmed, British TV reporter
Samira Bellil (1972-2004), French feminist & activist
Samira Besic, Bosnian-German ex-singer of MAXX
Samira Makhmalbaf, Iranian film director
Samira Said, Moroccan singer
Samira Shahbandar, second wife of Saddam Hussein
Samira Tewfik, Lebanese Syrian singer
Samira Wiley, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Samira

Samira Fawaz, TV Personality on "All American Muslim"
Samira (Samuel by birth), character in "Normal Lost Phone"

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