What's in a name... AMARA
The moment I read the meaning of the name Amara, I knew:
This is the perfect name for my photography activities.
Amara is a name found in numerous cultures around the globe.
Each culture attibuting their own intresting etymology to it.
I attribute my own personal photography connection to it as well:
My photography passion started in Latin America, where 'Amar' means to love!
Amara is derived from the Greek "amarantos". It means eternal,unfading: Photography as a gift for lasting memories.
My professional carreer as photographer started at the Arabic Peninsula. In Arabic there are two meanings for Amar: Moon and Beauty. You can use Amar as a compliment for ones beautifulness.
In Latin the name seems to have two meanings: 'Bitter/Sour' and 'Beloved'.
The sparkling side of life is the main focus of Amara-Photos.
However, I do like the fact that a part of the name connects to the bitter edgy side life has as well.
An interesting contrast to zoom into photography wise.
Appearently Amara is is common name in Mongolia, derived form the verb Amarakh which means peaceful.
In Ethiopian legends Amara means 'Paradise' as well as it stands for 'beautiful and gracious'. The Amhara people are an ethnic group in Ethiopia, they number about 23 million.
In Sanskrit the name Amara refers to the number 33, means 'immortal' and is also a type of tree.
Finally, some argue that the name 'Amara' and 'Maria' have the same root. So it strengthens the special connection to my dear Maria friends = some of the most strong inspirational ladies I know!
Lasting beautiful memories