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Samira is a gorgeous traditional baby name for girls. Aesthetically pleasing in sound, this staple of South Asia and the Middle East has now become a favorite of the modern age. Samira is the name of the princess in Shimmer and Shine series, and Samira Fawaz is a character in the All American series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Samira:

Arabic, Persian: Companion in evening conversation
Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu: Wind, gust, air

Origin of the name Samira:

Samira is the feminine variation of the name Samir. In Arabic, the name Samir derives from the Arabic root phrase سمير (s-m-r) and means “companion in evening conversation.” And in Sanskrit, the name derives from the root समीर (meaning “wind” or “air”).

Symbolism of the name Samira:

Samira originates from the Arabic root phrase سمير (s-m-r) and means “evening companion.” According to Quran 19:52, the Arabic root refers to a beloved friend who communes in the late evening to talk. The symbol of Samira is the crescent moon.

Style of the name Samira:

Traditional

Gender of the name Samira:

Samira is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Samira:

sah-MEER-ah

Number of syllables in the name Samira:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Samira:

The name Samira evokes feelings of loyalty and love.

Alternative spellings for the name Samira:

  • Samirah
  • Sameera
  • Sameerah
  • Samera
  • Samyra
  • Samyrah
  • Semira

Nicknames for the name Samira:

Popularity of the name Samira:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Samira was the 924th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Samira:

Great middle names for Samira and their meanings:

  • Aaliyah (high, lofty, sublime)
  • Badr (full moon)
  • Callie (most beautiful, freeman, strong, virile)
  • Fajr (dawn, daybreak, advent, beginning)
  • Gianna (God is gracious)
  • Iman (faith, devotion, belief)
  • Jyoti (light)
  • Jumana (silver pearl)
  • Mumtaz (excellent, distinguished, exquisite)
  • Rubab (musical instrument, lyre)
  • Rawda (meadow, garden, pasture)
  • Widad (love, affection, friendship)

Famous people with the name Samira:

  • Samira Ahmed (television journalist)
  • Samira Asghari (Olympic representative)
  • Samira Abdul Razzaq Bensaïd (singer)
  • Samira Farouk (nephrologist)
  • Samira Azer Gizi Efendiyeva (singer)
  • Samira Ali Gutoc (women's rights advocate)
  • Samira Ghastin Karimona (singer)
  • Samira Mighty (television personality)
  • Samira Mubareka (clinical microbiologist)
  • Samira Denise Wiley (actress)

Samira in popular culture:

  • Samira (princess in Shimmer and Shine series)
  • Samira Fawaz (character in the All American series)