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 "Quick Question Thread?!".
From the experts:
Strong, attractive, stylish, and multicultural, Amara is a true multicultural choices enjoying some popularity in both the US and the UK. The African meaning we list is the best-known and the one 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.