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Subject: Amara
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: April 19, 2007 at 8:17:52 AM
Reply to: Name Question ??? by Egyptian Princess
The most probable origin for the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Amaro (and its feminine form Amara) is the Germanic name Ademar, from ad (variant of adal, "noble") and mar, "famous, well-known". But this origin meets with the Latin amarus, amara, "bitter, sad", in Romanic languages.

It is possible that someone have been using Amara as nickname for Amarantha (just as some people use/can use Ana as nickname of Anastasia), but this is not the etymological origin of the name.


Lumia
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