The name Amara is a girl's name of Italian, Greek, African origin meaning "grace or bitter". Amara is ranked #208 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Strong, attractive, and stylish, Amara is a true multicultural choice enjoying some popularity in both the US and the UK. The African two meanings we list are the best-known and those many parents reference when choosing the name. But Amara is also a Sanskrit name meaning immortal and a Mongolian name meaning peaceful, and is the Italian word for bitter (same root as Maryam and Miriam) occasionally used as a first name in the Latin countries. Amara is also Mary in Esperanto, the misbegotten language that was once the hope for a completely international form of communication. On Nameberry, Amara is a hugely popular name, hopping all the way up to Number 2 for the first half of 2018. With so much going for it, this once-unusual choice could well be the Amanda or even the Mary of tomorrow.