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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 and Origin of the Name Samara:

Samara is a name of Hebrew origin that means “protected by God”. Other origin stories suggest that this name is from Arabic or Sanskrit. In Arabic, the name shares its meaning with its Hebrew origin. In Sanskrit, the name has a slightly different meaning: “accompanied by God”.

Symbolism of the Name Samara:

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

Nicknames for the Name Samara:

Looking for a great nickname to go with Samara? Look no further! We have a lot of different options here for you to consider, from the cute to the unique. Check out the full list:

Style of the Name Samara:


Gender of the Name Samara:

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

Pronunciation of the Name Samara:


Number of Syllables in the Name Samara:


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

Popularity of the Name Samara:

According to the Social Security Administration, Samara was last ranked as the 299th most popular name for baby girls out of one thousand in the United States.

Great Middle Names for Samara and Their Meanings:

Famous People with the Name Samara:

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