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6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Samira

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  • A user from India says the name Samira is of English origin and means "A chemeli flower".
  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Samira means "Entertaining" and is of Arabic origin.

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Wiktionary

From Persian; female name.

  1. A female given name mainly used by Persians.

Notable Persons Named Samira

Samira Wiley is an actress and model. She was most active from 2011 to 2011. Samira was given the name Samira Denise Wiley on April 15th, 1987 in Washington, D.C.

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Samira Samii is a sports, sports agent, and columnist. Samira was born in 1977 in Tehran, Iran.

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Samira was born in 1935. She passed away in 1986.

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Samira Said is an arabic music and pop music musician. She was most prominent from 1975 to present. Samira was given the name Samira Bensaïd on January 10th, 1960 in Rabat. Samira is also known as Samira Said.

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Samira Ahmed is a broadcaster, journalist, and writer. She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Samira was born on June 15th, 1968.

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Samira Makhmalbaf is a film director, producer, and screenwriter. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Samira was born as the child of Mohsen Makhmalbaf on February 15th, 1980 in Tehran.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 5 5 0
1962 9 9 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 9 9 0
1966 12 12 0
1967 9 9 0
1969 12 12 0
1970 13 13 0
1971 15 15 0
1972 13 13 0
1973 28 28 0
1974 18 18 0
1975 25 25 0
1976 29 29 0
1977 28 28 0
1978 40 40 0
1979 36 36 0
1980 51 51 0
1981 56 56 0
1982 57 57 0
1983 52 52 0
1984 46 46 0
1985 56 56 0
1986 56 56 0
1987 60 60 0
1988 72 72 0
1989 82 82 0
1990 103 103 0
1991 104 104 0
1992 108 108 0
1993 109 109 0
1994 102 102 0
1995 126 126 0
1996 129 129 0
1997 116 116 0
1998 160 160 0
1999 134 134 0
2000 175 175 0
2001 165 165 0
2002 247 247 0
2003 313 313 0
2004 238 238 0
2005 252 252 0
2006 236 236 0
2007 243 243 0
2008 245 245 0
2009 238 238 0
2010 236 236 0
2011 213 213 0
2012 225 225 0
2013 236 236 0
2014 208 208 0
2015 225 225 0
2016 239 239 0
2017 260 260 0

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Popularity of Samira as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Samira

  • How Popular is the name Samira? Samira is the 3,285th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Samira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,279 babies born with the first name Samira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Samira to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Samira? 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 Samira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Samira is Saturday, February 16th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Samira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Samira was in 2003 with a total of 313 babies.
  • Random Samira Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Samira is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Samira: Your name in reverse order is Arimas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Msiara. How do you pronounce that?

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