What 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 32 more different relations via Farrah, Sarah: Fara, Farah, Farra, Saira, Sairah, Sal, Sara▼, Sarai▲, Saraia, Saran, Sarena, Sarha, Sarhah, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarika, Sarina, Sarita, Sarka, Sarra, Sarrah, Sasa, Sera, Serah, Shara, Shari▼, Zahra▲, Zara▲, Zarah, Zaria and Zarita.Creative forms:
(female) Dala, Dera, ..
(male) Dala, Daroy, .. Middle name pairings:
Dara Kierra (D.K.), ..
How 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)
Dara entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #623 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Daria (#1681 in 2015), Darian, Darice, Farah (#1367), Farrah (#780), Saira, Sara (#162), Sarah (#58), Sarai (#440), Sarena, Sari, Sarina (#1342), Sarita, Sarrah, Sera, Shara, Shari, Zahra (#690), Zara (#402), Zarah (#1779) and Zaria (#872) are the prominent alternative forms of Dara. These relations of Dara were popular 35 years ago (median #1462) and have become significantly less popular since (#1435, 78% less usage). Sarah has been the most popular choice, though Sarai has become trendy as well over time, while versions like Dara are now less popular.
Dara▼ is pronounced similarly to Daeira, Daira, Dari, Dayeera, Deora, Dora▼, Dorae, Dorah, Dorea, Doree, Dorey, Dori, Doria, Dorie, Doro, Dorri, Dorria, Dorry, Dory and Doura. Other suggested similar names are Bara, Bera, Cara▼, Ceara, Chara, Clara▼, Cora, Dacia, Dada, Dahl, Dail, Daina, Dale▼, Dama, Dana▼, Danay, Danea, Dani▲, Darb, Darla▼, Darnae, Daya, Dayah, Dayha, Deka, Dela, Deva, Devra, Diana▼, Dore, Dova, Drea, Dru, Iara, Idra, Kaira, Kara▼, Lara, Larra, Maira, Mara▲, Marra, Maura, Mavra, Nera, Ora▼, Rora, Sahra, Siara, Tara▼, Teara, Tyra▼, Yaira, Yara and Zaira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dara.See names in meaning and etymology.