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Ara (girl)

What does Ara mean?

Ara Pronunciation of Ara [ara] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ara) is of Persian origin, and the meaning of Ara is "brings rain". Also nickname of Arabella.

Associated with: rain (water).


Ara has 3 variants: Ari, Aria and Arria.

3 more different relations via Arabella: Arabel, Arbela and Bel.

1 masculine form: Aram.

Creative forms:
(female) Aral, Arra, ..

(male) Aar, Arar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ara Ameera (A.A.), ..

How popular is Ara?

Ara is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3186 out of 4276, Top 75%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#39111 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ara entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #570 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ara name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ara outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aria (#29 in 2015), Arabella (#194) and Ari (#1007) are the prominent variation forms of Ara. Other variants, like Arabel, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Ara was common in 2015 (median #807). Aria is the clear favorite, although Arabella appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Ara used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ara, Arabella, Ari, Aria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aria outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ara is pronounced similarly to Airi, Ariah, Arie, Ariya, Ariyah, Arrie, Arya, Aura, Aurea, Auria, Eira, Eiry, Iara, Ira, Ora, Orah, Oria, Orra, Orya, Uira, Uriya, Yaira, Yara and Yeira. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Ada, Adra, Afra, Aja, Ala, Ama, Ana, Aram, Arda, Arla, Arna, Arza, Asa, Ava, Aya, Aza and Azra. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ara.

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