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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 12 years old.
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Comments about the name Samara
Based on the comments submitted below
12 Positive Comments
"My name is Samara. I pronounce it like camera, but with an S. Mother chose it to honor Grandad Samuel, liked the name Tamara, but combined the two. I know there are many Lebanese people here where I live with that as their last name. I have always loved it." Apr. 7, 2018:
"My name is Samara, and am sort of surprised to see there are so many people who share the same first name as me. It is very impressive when people actually pronounce my name correctly the first time." May. 17, 2017:
"My name is Samara and I'be always been nicknamed mara by my niece and nephew because when they were babies they couldn't pronounce it correctly" Jan. 21, 2017:
"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:
"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:
"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:
"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:
"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:
"I love that name too, That remind the girl from the ring her name is Samara too did you know that." Sep. 13, 2007:
"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:
"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:
"Most people say it is a beautiful name. Although sometimes, it is misprounced as "Samra" instead of "Sa-mar-a."" Dec. 15, 2005:
10 Neutral Comments
"My name samara and I love it does any one have ovalle for a last name" Nov. 8, 2017:
"I am in my sixties and my. Name Samara. My parents tried to combine my grandparents names of Sam and Sarah and somehow came up with this . I always hated it being a child of the fifties and sixties unusual names just we're not around
.I have always gone by Sam which I like. People never pronounce it correctly and after all these years I rarely correct them." Sep. 3, 2017:
"Samara /समरा is also indian name. In Sanskrit, hindi Samara means war,battle. It is pronounced as 'samarA'
Samra/Saamara/Saamra सामरा is indian name.In sanskrit means accompanied by goddesss or immortals. It is feminine of Saamar सामरा.Here स mfeans with ✝ अमरा means immortal,goddess" Apr. 3, 2017:
"My name is Samara and I have never met anyone with the same name as me and people do pronounce my name wrong but when they get to know me they say it right. I really love the name I never really hated it. It's such a beautiful name to have. :)" Nov. 14, 2016:
"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:
"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:
"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:
"Although Samara is a cool name, spelling it Samaira makes it much prettier! :)" Jun. 15, 2006:
"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:
"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:
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