Meaning and name origin
Dara \d(a)-ra\ as a girl's 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 is a very popular first name for females (#1155 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dara for girls. Dara reached its highest rank of #581 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dara and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sarah (#50), Farrah (#759), Darrah, Darian, Daria and Dara. (2014 statistics).
Dara▼ is also 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, Fara, Iara, Kara▼, Lara▼, Mara, Sara, Tara▼, Yara and Zara▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dara.