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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.


Variations

Dara has 11 variants: Darah, Darda, Dareen, Daria, Darian, Darice, Darissa, Darra, Darragh, Darrah and Darya.

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.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dara name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dara, Daria, Darian, Farrah, Sadie, Sadye, Sally, Sara, Sarah, Sarai in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sarina, Sarrah, Shara, Shari, Zahra, Zara, Zaria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sadie, Sally, Sara, Sarah, Sorcha outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zahra, Zara outside U.S.


Similar Names

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.

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