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Amara

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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 48 48 0
1984 36 36 0
1985 62 62 0
1986 61 61 0
1987 67 67 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 511 500 11
2006 517 511 6
2007 534 521 13
2008 541 533 8
2009 522 516 6
2010 454 447 7
2011 498 490 8
2012 521 514 7
2013 506 495 11
2014 615 605 10
2015 699 684 15

Fun Facts about the name Amara

  • How many people with the first name Amara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,871 babies born with the first name Amara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amara to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • 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 2015 with a total of 684 babies.
  • Random Amara Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amara ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 9 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2014.
  • 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 Maraa. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Amara" mean? The list below shows the origins of Amara as well as things modernly associated with the name Amara such as celebrities named Amara.

Indian (Sanskrit)

Origin and Meaning of Amara

The name "Amara" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Eternal". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary
  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 With the Name Amara

Amara Karan

Amara Karan is an important individual. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Amara was born in 1984 in Wimbledon, London, England.

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Amara Walker

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

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

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Amara Sy

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

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

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 Amara

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

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Fadela Amara

Fadela Amara is a noteworthy person. Fadela was born on April 25th, 1964 in Puy-de-Dôme.

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Amara

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

Zakaria Amara is a criminal.

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Mourad Amara

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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Susan Amara

Susan Amara is an influential human.

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What does the name Amara mean?

Ais for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Mis for musical, your hidden talent!

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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