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Girl Names Ending with -ara

Ara ending baby names and what they mean, with 78 results. -ara names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the 1930s (adoption of 4.97%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.66%, 86.8% less), with names like Ciara becoming less stylish. Amara (#461), Mara (#739) and Zara (#402) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list, while Obara (top 26%) and Demara (27%) are familiar -ara last names.

-ara names

Adara - Chara | Charmara - Kanara | Kara - Sara | Shamara - Zohara

Adara - Chara

AdaraAdara1
Derivative of Arabic, Greek, Hebrew words. "Virgin; beauty; noble." Adama is also a somewhat popular baby name. See also Amara.

Adara2
Var. of Adra. Origin fr. Arabic element. "Virgin." Common. Compare Adara with popular last names Aihara (upper 74%), Avera (11%), which also end with -ra. See also Atera.

Aesara
Derived fr. Greek language. Aesara is not frequently adopted as a baby name.

Aldara1
Var. of Aldora. Stems fr. Greek language. "Winged gift." Compare last names Aldama (top 13%), Aldana (3%). See also Aludra.

Aldara2
Var. of Alda. From Old German element. "Old, prosperous." Rather uncommon as a girls' name. See also Aldora.

Alvara1
Form of Alvar. Root fr. Old English. "Elf or magical army, warrior." Alivara and Alvada are creative forms. See also Alvira.

Alvara2
Root fr. Italian, Old English languages. "Elf warrior." Uncommon, with the favored -ra ending, like Afra, Akira. See also Aldara.

Amara and variantsAmara, var. Mara
Derived fr. Latin word. "Everlasting." Amara and Mara are contemporarily stylish forms.

AraAra1
Form of Arabella. Root fr. Latin element. "Prayerful." Gender-neutral name. Adoption of Ara was up a century ago, but now, Ara has gone out of style.

Ara2
Derived fr. Persian language. "Brings rain." Cross-gender use. Moderately unfamiliar as a children's name, Ara is found more often as a last name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ara names: Adara, Amara, Ara, Barbara, Cara

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ara names: Ceara, Chiara, Ciara, Clara, Kara

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ara names: Klara, Mara

Atara
Stems fr. Hebrew language. "Diadem." Outside Top 2000. See also Adira.

Bara
Stems fr. Hebrew, Arabic. "To select; innocent." Bara is rarely used as a baby name. See also Lara.

Barbara and variantsBarbara, var. Babara, Barabara, Varvara
Root fr. Latin word. "Foreign woman." Barbara, Babara and Barabara are more popular as baby names compared to Varvara.

Candelara
Var. of Candelaria. Derivative of Spanish. "Candle." Not in Top 2000.

Cantara
Derived fr. Arabic word. "Little bridge." Cantara is irregularly used as a women's name, existing often (upper 24%) as a surname. See also Cintra.

Cara and variantsCara, var. Kaara, Kara, Lacara
Stems fr. Latin, Irish, Gaelic languages. "Beloved; friend." Usage of Cara, Lacara, etc. as children's names in 2015 was down 14.8% compared to 2014.

Claire and variantsCeara, Cheeara, Chiara, Ciara, Clara, Cliara, Kliara, Klara, Klyara, Seara
Forms of Claire. Source fr. Latin word. "Bright, famous." Usage of Ceara, Cheeara, etc. as birth names in 2015 was 10% more than in 2014.

Chandara
Var. of Chandra. Derivative of Hindi, Sanskrit words. "Moon shining." Chandara was not among 2015's Top names. See also Chantra.

Chantara
Var. of Chantal. Source fr. Old French. "Stone." Unusual, with the -ra suffix for Chantara, like Chiara, Citara. See also Cantara.

Chara
Var. of Charlotte. Stems fr. Old German. "Free man." Chara is generally used as a girls' name among the forms of Charlotte. See also Ciarra.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ara names for girls.

1. Adara - Chara
Adara, Adra [Adara], Aesara, Aldora [Aldara], Alda [Aldara], Alvar [Alvara], Alvara, Amara [Mara], Arabella [Ara], Ara, Atara, Bara, Barbara [Babara, Varvara, Barabara], Candelaria [Candelara], Cantara, Cara [Kara, Kaara, Lacara], Claire [Seara, Klara, Klyara, Kliara, ..], Chandra [Chandara], Chantal [Chantara], Charlotte [Chara]


Charmaine [Charmara], Chiara [Kiara], Chinara, Sierra [Ciara], Ciara [Keara, Kiara, Siara, Cieara, ..], Cithara [Citara, Kitara, Kithara], Clarissa [Clara], Clara [Klara, Chiara], Cynara [Zinara], Damaris [Mara, Damara], Dara, De- [Delara], Farrah [Fara], Gianna [Ginara], Hadara, Ishara, Jahzara, Jenara [Genara, Gennara, Jennara], Ka- [Kamara], Kanara


Kerry [Kara], Kara [Cara], Kiara, Klara, Lara, Helen [Leonara], Makara, Mary [Mara], Mara, Marmara, Meara, Nahara, Nehara [Nahara], Neva [Nevara], Niagara, Otzara [Ozara], Sagara, Sahara [Zahara], Samara [Semara, Sammara], Sarah [Zara, Sara, Shara]


Sha- [Shamara], Shari [Shara], Sharon [Shara], Tamara [Tammara, Thamara], Tara, Ta- [Tashara], Tiana [Tianara], Tiara [Teara], Tia [Tiara], Tiffany [Tifara, Tiphara], Tifara, Varvara, Xenia [Xiomara], Yara [Iara], Yakira [Yekara], Zahara, Zara, Zohara [Zahara]

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