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Ready for some full name ideas that go great with the name Amari? Check out this list of 75+ handpicked middle names for a future baby boy or girl named Amari. Each name includes meanings and name origins too.
Amari was traditionally considered a boy’s name from its Hebrew origins, though it has risen in popularity for both girls and boys simultaneously.
The name fits nicely in current naming fashion of softer names for boys and flowing, vowel-heavy names for girls. The ending vowel sound adds to its appeal as a crossover girls’ name. These features also help Amari flow smoothly with many middle name options.
I put together these middle name ideas from my personal database of over 2000 names. To keep with trends and new ideas, I research on various forums, social media and websites.
For this list, I focused on some off the beaten path picks to fit with Amari’s style with the hopes of adding new ideas to your name search. I also looked for names with great flow and similar style to Amari.
Let’s get started. First, you’ll find an history and style overview of Amari. Then, we turn to girls, boys and unisex middle names that go well with Amari.
Meaning & Trends of Amari
Amari is a name of multiple origins. Most commonly, it is credited as a Hebrew name meaning “promised by God” with roots in the names Amariah and Amaris.
In Latin, Amari means “to be loved.” Amari is also a Yoruba name for “strength,” a Sanskrit name for “eternal,” and a Japanese surname meaning “surplus.” It could also reference the similar Greek name Amaria which means “illuminating.”
Amari came on the U.S. naming scene in the mid-1990’s for both boys and girls. While the name is a bit more popular as a boys name, Amari has enjoyed a similar rise in popularity for both sexes.
Amari is a rare unisex name that has continued to trend upward as a boys name while also rising in popularity for girls. Often boy parents start to shy away from names when they start to be given to girls. Time will tell Amari is able to remain in this truly unisex territory.
The similar name Amaris is a top 1000 name for girls (#928). For boys, you’ll also find Amiri making its top name debut in 2021 (#757).
For more on baby name trends, check out our name popularity tool.
Girl Middle Names for Amari
First, let’s check out 25 middle names that go well with Amari. I personally like Amari Dawn and Amari Clarisse. For a flowing alliteration, consider Amari Annalise.
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|Amari Abigail||(father’s joy)||Hebrew|
|Amari Brielle||(hunting ground)||French|
|Amari Colette||(people of victory)||French|
|Amari Delphine||(born of water; dolphin)||French; Greek|
|Amari Estelle||(star)||Latin; French|
|Amari Isadora||(gift of Isis)||Greek|
|Amari Luciana||(light)||Spanish; Italian|
|Amari Pearl||(gem, precious)||Latin|
|Amari Selah||(praise, bolder)||Hebrew|
|Amari Soraya||(star cluster)||Persian|
|Amari Sunshine||(light from the sun)||English|
|Amari Theodora||(God’s gift)||Greek|
|Amari Vita||(life)||Spanish; Italian; Latin|
Boy Middle Names For Amari
Turning now to boy middle names for Amari, punchy and strong Dean and Knox add nice balance as middle names for softer Amari. I also love the flow of Amari Khalil and Amari Kendrick.
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|Amari Abraham||(father of many)||Hebrew|
|Amari Benson||(son of Ben)||English|
|Amari Bowen||(son of Owen)||Welsh|
|Amari Christian||(follower of Christ)||Greek; Latin; English|
|Amari Dean||(from the valley)||English|
|Amari Dominic||(of the lord)||Latin|
|Amari Elio||(sun)||Italian; Spanish|
|Amari Enzo||(home ruler)||Italian|
|Amari Grayson||(son of a gray-haired one)||English|
|Amari Kendrick||(champion)||Scottish; English|
|Amari Knox||(round hill)||Scottish|
|Amari Lochlan||(land of lakes)||Irish; Scottish|
|Amari Luciano||(light)||Spanish; Italian|
|Amari Marcel||(young warrior)||French|
|Amari Marshall||(horse caretaker)||French|
|Amari Rook||(sociable bird)||English|
|Amari Trenton||(by the river Trent)||English|
|Amari Zion||(highest place)||Hebrew|
Unisex Middle Names for Amari
Lastly, we have fully unisex full name ideas for Amari. Going completely gender neutral offers a coolness factor and gives your baby flexibility in the future. Amari Dior and Amari Loyal are both unique unisex options. I also really like Amari Noble and Amari Ash for that alliterative flow.
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|Amari Alden||(old friend)||English|
|Amari Ash||(Ash tree)||English|
|Amari Azariah||(helped by God)||Hebrew|
|Amari Banks||(one who lives by the river)||English|
|Amari Blake||(white, dark)||English|
|Amari Chance||(good fortune)||English; French|
|Amari Dallas||(meadow dwelling)||Irish; Scottish|
|Amari Haven||(safe place)||English|
|Amari Indigo||(deep blue)||Greek|
|Amari Legend||(myth, hero)||English|
|Amari Linden||(Linden tree)||English|
|Amari Luz||(light)||Spanish; Portuguese|
|Amari Marin||(of the sea)||Latin|
|Amari Noble||(high born)||Latin|
|Amari Nova||(new star)||Latin|
|Amari Paris||(from Paris)||English; French; German|
|Amari River||(wide stream of fresh water)||English|
Children’s Books for Amari
Check out these children’s books personalized for a future baby Amari.
Examples of Amari as a Middle Name
The soft opening sound of Amari makes for great cadence when filling the middle name spot as well. Consider these girls’ first names that pair nicely with middle name Amari:
- Athena Amari
- Delilah Amari
- Lia Amari
- Nova Amari
- Rose Amari
Next, some boy first names for Amari as a middle:
- Andres Amari
- Declan Amari
- Isaiah Amari
- Maverick Amari (also see: 65 Middle Names for Maverick)
- Xavier Amari
Finally, for a gender neutral name, consider these unisex names with Amari as a middle:
- Cyprus Amari
- Jordan Amari (also see: 75 Middle Names for Jordan)
- Saint Amari
- Sky Amari
- Winter Amari
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Things to Consider When Choosing a Middle Name
Before finalizing a middle name, here are some final things to consider:
- Initials: do the full initials spell out anything?
- Search the first and middle name together: are there any well-known associations of the name combination?
- Nicknames: does the middle name open up new nickname options for your baby?
- Trends: how has the popularity of the name changed over time? (You can check our name popularity tool here.)
Looking for more name ideas? Check out 70 Earthy Gender Neutral Names. Happy naming!