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Samara is a name that seems to be growing in popularity in the Western world, though it has long had a place elsewhere. Now the name of famous actresses and game characters, it's also a great name for a new baby. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Samara:

Arabic: Protected by God
Hebrew: Protected by God
Sanskrit: Accompanied by God

Origin of the name Samara:

Samara is a name of Hebrew origin that means “protected by God”.

Symbolism of the name Samara:

Samara symbolizes a hope for a long life, as well as a hope for a child to be successful.

Style of the name Samara:

Traditional

Gender of the name Samara:

The name Samara is almost exclusively used as a name for baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Samara:

SAH-MARE-AH

Number of syllables in the name Samara:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Samara:

Samara tends to evoke emotions related to curiosity and delight in those who view the name.

Alternative spellings for the name Samara:

  • Sammara
  • Samarra
  • Sahmarra

Nicknames for the name Samara:

Popularity of the name Samara:

According to the Social Security Administration, Samara was last ranked as the 350th most popular name for baby girls out of one thousand in the United States.

Related names for the name Samara:

Great middle names for Samara and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Samara:

Samaras in popular culture:

  • Samara (video game character, Mass Effect 2)
  • Samara Morgan (character, The Ring franchise)