Meaning and Name Origin
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%) but a unique surname for all people. (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dara and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Dara ranked in the Top 1000 are 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). These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1998 and are almost as popular today, 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, with Sadie enjoying a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.