's a masculine Indian name, Sanskrit for "immortal", but it could easily be feminised into Amara
if one chooses.Amara
can come from Latin amarus
can be a short form of Amaranta
, the Anglo form of Amarante
is derived from Greek amarantos
"unfading" (thus having a related meaning to the Indian version).
More out there, but still conceivable is that Amara
could be a short, altered form of Amardad
, a feminine Persian name. Amardad
's the modern form of Ameretat
, meaning "immortality" in Avestan. Ameretat
was the name of a Persian goddess of plants and long life (hence, presumably, her name's meaning), and Ameretat
is also the name of a month in the Iranian calendar.Amara
could even be a form of Amariah
, a masculine
Biblical name meaning "Yahweh
has said" in Hebrew.
I don't know about any German
, Arabic, or Spanish meanings, sorry. Are you quite sure you're checking reliable, non-"baby name" sites/books?
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