Amara

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Amara

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Amara is of African origin and means "Grace of God".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Amara means "Happy" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit), French, English, and Hebrew

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  1. A female given name of modern usage taken from fantasy fiction; explained, for example, as a Sanskrit word for "eternal".
  2. A port on the River Tigris in Iraq.

Amara was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Amara

Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Amara was born in 1984 in Wimbledon, London, England.

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Amara Walker is a journalist. Amara was given the name Amara Sohn on November 30th, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Amara is also known as Sohn and Amara.

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Amara Miller is an actress. She has been prominent since 2011. Amara was born on May 4th, 2000.

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Amara Sy is an athlete for the AS Monaco Basket, ASVEL Basket, Le Mans Sarthe Basket, AEK B.C., Bakersfield Jam, CB Murcia, and Orléans Loiret Basket in the LNB Pro A. He has been prominent since 1999. Amara was born on August 28th, 1981 in Paris, France.

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Amara is a singer, songwriter, actress, model, and muay thai trainer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Amara was born on July 8th, 1975 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Amara is also known as Amara Mohede/Mara/Amara Lingua.

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Amara Baby is a soccer player for the R. Charleroi S.C., LB Châteauroux, Le Mans FC, Stade Lavallois, AJ Auxerre, and Senegal national football team. Amara was born on February 23rd, 1989 in Le Blanc-Mesnil.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Amara

Roy was born on April 7th, 1925. He died on December 31st, 2007.

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Fadela was born on April 25th, 1964 in Puy-de-Dôme.

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Amara is a singer, songwriter, actress, model, and muay thai trainer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Amara was born on July 8th, 1975 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Amara is also known as Amara Mohede/Mara/Amara Lingua.

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Zakaria Amara is a criminal.

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Mourad Amara is a soccer player for the JS Kabylie, Algeria national under-23 football team, and Algeria national football team. Mourad was born on February 19th, 1959 in Algeria.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 5 5 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 12 12 0
1970 17 17 0
1971 19 19 0
1972 17 17 0
1973 14 14 0
1974 29 29 0
1975 26 26 0
1976 21 21 0
1977 27 27 0
1978 14 14 0
1979 30 30 0
1980 31 31 0
1981 38 38 0
1982 38 38 0
1983 47 47 0
1984 36 36 0
1985 62 62 0
1986 61 61 0
1987 68 68 0
1988 73 66 7
1989 77 77 0
1990 131 131 0
1991 107 107 0
1992 114 114 0
1993 109 103 6
1994 115 115 0
1995 139 139 0
1996 151 146 5
1997 169 169 0
1998 190 179 11
1999 203 197 6
2000 293 286 7
2001 271 263 8
2002 309 297 12
2003 413 406 7
2004 464 456 8
2005 512 501 11
2006 517 511 6
2007 534 521 13
2008 541 533 8
2009 522 516 6
2010 454 447 7
2011 499 491 8
2012 521 514 7
2013 507 496 11
2014 616 606 10
2015 704 689 15
2016 1,093 1,082 11
2017 1,488 1,478 10

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Popularity of Amara as a first name

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Popularity of Amara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Amara U.S.
  White 56.90% 64.26%
  African American 21.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Amara

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

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Fun Facts about the name Amara

  • How Popular is the name Amara? Amara is the 2,211th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amara was the 28,618th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Amara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,461 babies born with the first name Amara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amara to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Amara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Amara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amara is Tuesday, December 18th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Amara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amara was in 2017 with a total of 1,478 babies. That's a lot of babies named Amara!
  • Random Amara Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amara ranks 68th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Amara: Your name in reverse order is Arama. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Maara. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Amara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 833 people with the last name Amara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Amara as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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