Hebrew, Arabic
"under God's rule, companion in night conversation"

Samara Origin and Meaning

The name Samara is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "under God's rule, companion in night conversation".
Alluring and lovely — and much more distinctive now than Samantha or Tamara. Samara is a city in western Russia, a winged seed like the whirlygigs that fall from maple trees, as well as a bona fide first name that could make a more unusual update on Samantha or Mara. It can also be a variant spelling of the Arabic name Samira or Sameera.
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Famous People Named Samara

  • Samara LubelskiAmerican musician
  • Samara Lee AshAmerican child beauty queen on TV's "Toddlers and Tiaras"
  • Samara WeavingAustralian actress; niece of actor Hugo Weaving
  • Samara Felippo (Santana)Brazilian actress

Samara in Pop Culture

  • Samara Morgan/Samara Osoriocharacter in movie "The Ring"
  • Samaraan Asari Justicar from the Mass Effect video games
  • Samara Cookcharacter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Samaraa Frank Lloyd Wright building
  • The word "samara" has been used in English as the name of the winged fruit of the elmash, 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 Sommeand almost certainly, therefore, the name of a goddess associated with it.
  • A Samara is the winged the fruit of the maple treeoften referred to as whirlybirds or helicopters in slang terms.

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