What does Dara mean?
Dara \d(a)-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced DAR-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Dara is "nugget of wisdom". Biblical: the name of a descendant of Judah noted for his wisdom. Also, Dara and Darra are Gaelic names meaning "oak tree". The name has a resemblance to Sarah and Farrah. See also Derry. Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.
Dara▼ has 50 more different forms via Farrah, Sarah: Fara, Farah, Farra, Sadee, Sadie, Sadye▼, Saira, Sairah, Sal, Salli, Sally▼, Sara, Sarai, Saraia, Saralee, Saralyn, Saramae, Saran, Sareen, Sarely, Sarena, Sarha, Sarhah, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarika, Sarina▼, Sarine, Sarissa, Sarita, Sarka, Sarolta, Sarotta, Sarra, Sarrah, Sarrey, Sasa, Sera, Serach, Serah, Serita, Shara, Shari▼, Sorcha, Zahra, Zara, Zarah, Zaria▼ and Zarita.
Dara is a very popular first name for females (#1155 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#43629 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Dara for girls. Dara entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #581 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dara and corresponding names. Daria, Darian, Farrah (#759 in 2014), Sadie (#46), Sadye, Sally, Sara (#167), Sarah (#50), Sarai (#447), Sarina, Sarrah, Shara, Shari, Sorcha, Zahra (#916), Zara (#422) and Zaria (#860) are the prominent alternative forms of Dara. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.2628%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.2407%, down 8.4%), but with forms such as Sadye, Sally, Sarina, Shari and Zaria becoming somewhat dated. Sadie (#46), Sarai (#447) and Zara (#422) are three of the more chic girl names here, and there is a rebound in baby name usage for Sadie. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Dara▼ is pronounced similarly to Daeira, Daira, Dari, Deora, Dora▼, Dorae, Dorah, Dorea, Dori, Doria, Doro, Dory and Doura. Other suggested similar baby names are Bara, Cara▼, Dada, Dama, Dana▼, Darb, Darla▼, Daya, Dore, Drea, Dru, Iara, Kara, Lara▼, Mara, Tara▼ and Yara. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dara.