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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amar

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Amar means "To Love".
  • A user from Turkey says the name Amar is of Arabic origin and means "A builder, an architect.".
  • A user from Australia says the name Amar is of Arabic origin and means "To shine bright like the moon".
  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Amar means "Love" and is of English origin.
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Amar

Jiiva is an actor. His career lasted from 1990 to 1990. Jiiva was given the name Amar Choudary by his parent R. B. Choudary on January 4th, 1984 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Jiiva is also known as Amar.


Amar Bose was a founder of bose corporation, bose corporation, and founder ofbose corporation. Amar was given the name Amar Gopal Bose on November 2nd, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He left this life on July 12th, 2013.


Amar Singh is a Member of the Rajya Sabha and Member of theRajya Sabha. Amar was born on January 27th, 1956 in Azamgarh.


Amar Singh Chamkila was a punjabi duets, solos, lok-tath, lok-katha, dharmik, and music of punjab musician. He was most prominent from 1979 to 1988. Amar was given the name Dhanni Ram on July 21st, 1961 in Dugri, Punjab, India. Amar is also known as Amar Singh Chamkila. He breathed his last breath on March 8th, 1988.


Amar Upadhyay is an actor / model. He was most active from 1992 to present. Amar was born on August 1st, 1976 in Ahmedabad.


He holds the title 13 and 13thMaharanaofMewar. He was most prominent from 1597 to 1620. Amar was born as the child of Maharana Pratap and Ajabde on March 16th, 1559 in Chittorgarh Fort. He breathed his last breath on January 26th, 1620.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Amar

Akhil Amar is a scientist in the fields of constitutional law, criminal procedure, federal jurisdiction, and legal history. Akhil was given the name Akhil Reed Amar on September 6th, 1958 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Armand Amar is a film score musician. He has been prominent since 1994. Armand was born in 1953.


Vikram D. Amar is a scientist in the fields of constitutional law, federal judiciary of the united states, and civil procedure.


Thierry Amar is a post-rock, folk music, and drone music musician and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present.


Amar is a hip hop music and filmi musician. Her ongoing career started in 1997. Amar was born on June 15th, 1982 in Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom.


Anandyn Amar is a prime minister. His most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to 1930. Anandyn was born in Khangal.


How popular is the baby name Amar in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 9 0 9
1968 7 0 7
1970 10 0 10
1971 6 0 6
1972 15 0 15
1973 22 0 22
1974 26 0 26
1975 35 0 35
1976 36 0 36
1977 26 0 26
1978 48 0 48
1979 34 0 34
1980 54 0 54
1981 52 0 52
1982 39 0 39
1983 52 0 52
1984 50 0 50
1985 51 0 51
1986 55 0 55
1987 49 0 49
1988 58 0 58
1989 39 0 39
1990 65 10 55
1991 44 0 44
1992 47 5 42
1993 37 5 32
1994 53 0 53
1995 47 0 47
1996 53 0 53
1997 59 0 59
1998 97 6 91
1999 88 9 79
2000 99 12 87
2001 120 10 110
2002 115 0 115
2003 147 9 138
2004 142 7 135
2005 158 11 147
2006 144 6 138
2007 147 7 140
2008 140 5 135
2009 131 6 125
2010 132 5 127
2011 145 7 138
2012 156 12 144
2013 163 18 145
2014 171 16 155
2015 170 13 157
2016 153 15 138
2017 178 23 155
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International Interest for Amar

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Popularity of Amar as a first name

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Popularity of Amar as a last name

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Common first names for Amar

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amar U.S.
  White 54.48% 64.26%
  African American 14.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amar

People with the last name Amar are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Amar

  • How Popular is the name Amar? Amar is the 4,370th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amar was the 16,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,974 babies born with the first name Amar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amar to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Amar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amar is Wednesday, January 19th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Amar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amar was in 2015 with a total of 157 babies.
  • Random Amar Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amar is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Amar: Your name in reverse order is Rama. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aamr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,797 people with the last name Amar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Amar as their last name since less than 1 person in 164k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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