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pinWhat does Dara mean?

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

Dara has 50 more different relations 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.

Kreatif forms: Dadra, Datra, Deira. [more]

pinHow popular is Dara?

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 2 years ago), 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 relations of Dara were popular in 1998 (average #737) and are almost as popular today (#759, 8.4% less). Sarah has been the most popular, though Sadie has become trendy as well over time, while versions like Sadye, Sally, Sarina, Shari and Zaria are now less popular. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dara, Daria, Darian, Farrah, Sadie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sadye, Sally, Sara, Sarah, Sarai in U.S.

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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.

pinSimilar 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.