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Amara Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Amara is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Amara is "lovely".  

It is also of African Igbo origin, where its meaning is "grace".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 513  in baby name popularity for girls with 600 occurrences.  It ranked 7515 in popular baby names for boys with 10 occurrences. 

View the Amara Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Amara has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Amara to other names.


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Amara is a diminutive (nickname) of Amarantha.

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Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Amara in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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African names encompass a variety of cultures, religions and languages.

Most people in North Africa are of the Muslim faith and therefore tend to use Muslim, Arabic names when naming their children. Central and South Africa maintain the influence of Western culture and frequently use European names when naming their children.

Traditional African names often reflect the order, time, or season of the child's birth. For example born on a given day or at a certain time, first born or second born. The name may also represent circumstances, for example, born while father was away. It is also common for given names to be vocabulary words from the local language.