Meaning and Origin of: Amara

Meaning and Origin of Amara

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Eternal beauty
  • Latin: Bitter, grace
  • Igbo: Bitter, grace
  • Italian: Bitter, grace

What does Amara mean and stand for?

The name Amara is quite the multicultural name, sharing various origins. It can be of Latin, Igbo, Italian, or Greek origin, meaning "bitter; grace." It can also be a Sanskrit name meaning "immortal" and a Mongolian name meaning "peaceful." Regardless of the origin, it is believed to share the same root as Mary and Miriam, which derives from the Igbo language.

Syllables: 3

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : variant of Amaro.
  • Muslim (mainly Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh) : probably a variant of Omar.


According to Social Security Administration data, Amara has been steadily increasing in popularity. Starting at 797 in 2000, Amara reached its peak at rank 140 in 2019, after rapidly climbing ranks.

However, it is the 13th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Amara was at its peak popularity in December 2017.

Amara is a widely used multicultural name in both the US and UK. Its recent popularity is most likely attributed to namesakes such as actress Amara Miller and actress Amara Karan. It has also been used for characters in the Marvel Universe, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Creed II.

Where is it Popular?

Amara was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Amara

  • Am
  • Ams
  • Amy
  • Arah
  • Mara

Pairs well with these middle names

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