75+ Middle Names for Amari [Boys, Girls & Neutral]


middle names for Amari

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.

popularity graph of the baby name Amari for boys and girls

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

Girl middle names that go well with 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 Annalise(grace)German
Amari Brielle(hunting ground)French
Amari Clarisse(bright)Latin
Amari Colette(people of victory)French
Amari Dawn(daybreak)English
Amari Delphine(born of water; dolphin)French; Greek
Amari Dulce(sweet)Latin
Amari Estelle(star)Latin; French
Amari Flora(flower)Latin
Amari Isadora(gift of Isis)Greek
Amari Juno(goddess)Latin
Amari Lola(sorrows)Spanish
Amari Luciana(light)Spanish; Italian
Amari Pearl(gem, precious)Latin
Amari Priscilla(ancient)Latin
Amari Selah(praise, bolder)Hebrew
Amari Serenity(peaceful)English
Amari Soraya(star cluster)Persian
Amari Sunshine(light from the sun)English
Amari Theodora(God’s gift)Greek
Amari Vada(knowledge)German
Amari Victoria(victory)Latin
Amari Vita(life)Spanish; Italian; Latin
Amari Ziva(radiance)Hebrew

Boy Middle Names For Amari

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 Adonis(handsome)Greek
Amari Benson(son of Ben)English
Amari Blaine(slender)Scottish
Amari Bowen(son of Owen)Welsh
Amari Christian(follower of Christ)Greek; Latin; English
Amari Creed(belief)Latin
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 Khalil(friend)Arabic
Amari Knox(round hill)Scottish
Amari Leon(lion)Greek
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 Soren(stern)Scandinavian
Amari Tadeo(praise)Spanish
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 Dior(golden)French
Amari Ember(spark)English
Amari Greer(watchful)Greek
Amari Haven(safe place)English
Amari Indigo(deep blue)Greek
Amari Jove(Jupiter)Latin
Amari Kai(sea)Hawaiian
Amari Legend(myth, hero)English
Amari Linden(Linden tree)English
Amari Loyal(faithful)English
Amari Luz(light)Spanish; Portuguese
Amari Marin(of the sea)Latin
Amari Neo(new)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
Amari Wilder(untamed)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:

Finally, for a gender neutral name, consider these unisex names with Amari as a middle:

Names Similar to Amari

  • Ari
  • Elisha
  • Kyrie
  • Omari
  • Remi
  • Zuri

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!

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