Samara

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15k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
872
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Samara mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Samara

"Samara" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Result, Reward". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sa*ma"ra
A dry, indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as that of the ash, maple, and elm; a key or key fruit.

Etymology: L. samara samera, the seed of the elm

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
Wiktionary
  1. A city in Russia, the sixth-largest in the country by population.
  2. Samara river that flows in the Volga at the above eponymous city
  3. A female given name

Samara was also found in the following language(s): Polish and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Samara

Samara Weaving is an actress and model. She has been prominent since 2008. Samara was born on February 23rd, 1992 in Adelaide, Australia.

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Samara Felippo is an actor and actress. Her ongoing career started in 1997. Samara was given the name Samara Felippo Santana on October 6th, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Samara Lubelski is an independent music, psychedelic folk, post-rock, and experimental music musician, composer, engineer, and audio engineer. She plays Violin, Guitar, Bass guitar, and Vocals.

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Samara was born on July 16th, 1992.

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Samara was born on September 22nd, 1979.

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Samara Nohra is an actress and voice actress.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Samara

Elizabeta was born on April 15th, 1989 in Constanța.

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Mohammed Samara is a soccer player for the El Mokawloon SC, El Ittihad Alexandria, Goldi SC, Asyut Petroleum, Petrojet FC, El Dakhleya SC, and Palestine national football team. Mohammed was born on January 1st, 1983 in Cairo.

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Rami Samara is a soccer player for the Al-Ramtha SC, Al-Hussein SC (Irbid), and Jordan national football team. Rami was born on March 26th, 1983 in Ar Ramtha.

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Mohamed Samara is a sports team member for the El Mokawloon SC.

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Mostafa Samara is an athlete for the Al Nasr FC (Cairo).

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Ahmed Samara is an athlete for the Kufrsoum SC.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 5 5 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 5 5 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 10 10 0
1956 6 6 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 7 7 0
1960 6 6 0
1961 14 14 0
1962 9 9 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 13 13 0
1965 15 15 0
1966 16 16 0
1967 26 26 0
1968 26 26 0
1969 43 43 0
1970 60 60 0
1971 89 89 0
1972 68 68 0
1973 78 78 0
1974 74 74 0
1975 71 71 0
1976 101 101 0
1977 117 117 0
1978 125 125 0
1979 115 115 0
1980 104 104 0
1981 125 125 0
1982 114 114 0
1983 100 100 0
1984 107 107 0
1985 100 100 0
1986 104 104 0
1987 91 91 0
1988 108 108 0
1989 128 128 0
1990 149 149 0
1991 159 159 0
1992 145 145 0
1993 171 171 0
1994 173 173 0
1995 179 179 0
1996 170 170 0
1997 197 197 0
1998 204 204 0
1999 223 223 0
2000 248 248 0
2001 261 261 0
2002 242 242 0
2003 656 656 0
2004 856 856 0
2005 823 823 0
2006 946 946 0
2007 706 706 0
2008 628 628 0
2009 594 594 0
2010 487 487 0
2011 524 524 0
2012 513 513 0
2013 490 490 0
2014 450 450 0
2015 450 450 0
2016 667 667 0
2017 1,002 1,002 0

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Popularity of Samara as a first name

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Popularity of Samara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Samara U.S.
  White 80.39% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Samara

People with the last name Samara are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Samara

  • What name lists does Samara rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Samara? Samara is the 2,033rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Samara was the 27,604th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Samara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,545 babies born with the first name Samara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Samara to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Samara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Samara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Samara is Monday, April 10th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Samara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Samara was in 2017 with a total of 1,002 babies. That's a lot of babies named Samara!
  • Random Samara Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Samara is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Samara: Your name in reverse order is Aramas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Marsaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Samara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 872 people with the last name Samara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Samara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Samara as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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