Origin: Arabic; Sanskrit سميرة, समीर
The name is a feminine form of the Arabic or Sanskrit male name, Samir.
Currently, Samira is the 89th most popular female name in Germany, (2011).
Other forms of the name include:
- Samira Самира (Azeri/Chechen/Kazakh/Kyrgyz/Tatar/Tajik/Turkmen/Uzbek)
- Zamira Замира (Azeri/Chechen/Kazakh/Russian/Tajik/Turkmen)
- Samira مخملباف (Farsi)
- Sameera (Indian)
- Semra (Bosnian/Turkish)
Samira is used in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, throughout Central Asia and within the Middle East.