Samara

Samara - A very unique female name



  Jul 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Samara, meaning under God's rule, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1955 on position #2289. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Samara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Samara? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Samara. The baby girl name Samara was given to 466 baby girls in 2012, ranking #572 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,033 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Samara peaked in popularity 11 years ago in 2006 on position 350.



Famous with this name

Samara Felippo
Samara Lee
Samara Hutman


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Samara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Samara is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #360 - and is the least popular in Virginia at position #879.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Samara is where you live.


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Samara origin and meaning

Samara is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means under God's rule. To see famous people named Samara, pop culture references for the name Samara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Samara

We've found the following names that sound similar to Samara, sorted by popularity.

Summer / Sommer / Samira / Samaria / Somer / Samirah / Samarah / Shamira / Shamara / Samari /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012572
2011549
2010617
2009510
2008498
2007457
2006350
2005382
2004369
2003455
2002918
2001913
2000925
1999944
19981037
19971073
19961105
19951072
19941110
19931154
19921258
19911210
19901180
19891297
19881391
19871517
19861363
19851405
19841236
19831322
19821311
19811122
19801274
19791265
19781065
19771085
19761222
19751542
19741507
19731297
19721333
19711468
19701892
19692095
19681954
19672023
19552289

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico360
New York383
Kansas421
Florida439
South Carolina458
New Jersey473
Iowa506
California509
Wisconsin546
Ohio559
Washington578
North Carolina587
Indiana591
Illinois593
Georgia612
Missouri629
Colorado630
Arizona631
Alabama661
Massachusetts673
Michigan673
Texas676
Pennsylvania686
Oregon696
Tennessee710
Kentucky719
Louisiana746
Maryland749
Virginia879

Even more about Samara


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Samara a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Samara?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2006
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Samara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,033
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1955
2012 births +466

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