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Samara

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Watch or Outlook

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Samara

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Samara in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Samara:

  • Records indicate that 8,042 girls in the United States have been named Samara since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2006, when 930 people in the U.S. were given the name Samara. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      9 Positive Comments

  • "Its a beautiful name...I named my daughter Samara in 2000 because its Middle Eastern and her father is Lebanese and we liked the masculine nick name Sam. It means Guarded by God and in Arabic it can also mean eggplant color or brunette. Although we love the name we do call her Sam or Sammy alot but then most people assume its Samantha and I get annoyed. Samara is gorgeous! The love of my life.." Jan. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, that is why in 1999, I named my daughter that but it is a long story. I read that it means "of God," which she completely is. Everyone mispronounces it. We pronounce it sum-air-ah." Jun. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually spelled Samarra and an Arabic gentleman told me that the word Samarra as it is pronounced in Arabic (maybe not how it is spelled) describes the color of your skin when it turns that very pretty golden, tan color. But I've also heard.. God's Messenger (The Samaritan woman in the bible) and also Mountain View ... as in the mountainous region in Samarra, Iraq. This name is a very common last name in Russia." Oct. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Samara Joy. I hated it as a child - insisting on being called Sam or Sammy. I love my name now - everyone comments on what a beautiful name it is. The meaning above is wrong - it means 'Guarded by God'. I know 1 other Samara and she was named after me - she loves her name too!" Aug. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Samara and I love it now. Hated it as a child. The meaning listed above is incorrect, Samara is hebrew and means asked of God." Apr. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that name too, That remind the girl from the ring her name is Samara too did you know that." Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughters name. I picked it because of how unique it is. People often mispronounce it saying sa-mare-a as in nightmare instead of sa-mar-a. A girl who worked with my husband had a baby about a month or so after i did and totally ripped the name off and butchered it by adding an i, Samaria. I was not too happy.. but its a beautiful name.. too bad my 2 yr old cant pronounce it yet.. but she does call herself 'mara" Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Samara and many people love it because it is very different and they say it is very pretty, however it is often mispronounced daily. But that is O.K. because it is unique name and very strong." Feb. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most people say it is a beautiful name. Although sometimes, it is misprounced as "Samra" instead of "Sa-mar-a."" Dec. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Samara I love it! It is a unique and gorgeous name and as you can see the name caught on!" Aug. 14, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello people my name is also Samara i love my name since ever and i think its awesome how we all have special names but samara is a beautiful name just like us just not the scary samara in the movie :P" Sep. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "it reminds of the girl off the ring, and this girl i dont like, but im sure noone else is like that so its a cool name!" Mar. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Although Samara is a cool name, spelling it Samaira makes it much prettier! :)" Jun. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. When I was younger I really didn't like it because it was unusual other kids made fun of me. However now I really love it - its unique and really illustrates the person I am! I've never met another Samara, I think I would be very upset if I did because I am so possessive of the name now!!" Dec. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Although it's a very nice, strong name, hearing it always gives me shivers because I always picture the little girl from The Ring." Jul. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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