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What does Makara mean?

Makara Pronunciation of Makara [makara] as a girls' name is of Swahili origin, and the meaning of Makara is "sea dragon". Hindu mythology: a water monster with the body of a crocodile and the head of an elephant. It is also the insignia of Kamadeva, the vedic god of love and desire, equivalent to the zodiac sign of Capricorn.

Associated with: sea, dragon, mythology, water.


Creative forms:
(female) Makama, Mikara, ..

(male) Makafa, Makama, ..

Middle name pairings:
Makara Kaiya (M.K.), ..

How popular is Makara?

Makara is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#33690 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Makara has not been recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Makara name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Makara is pronounced similarly to Macaria, Macarria, Maccaria, Makaria and Makarria. Other suggested similar names are Babara, Bakura, Damara, Hadara, Jakira, Kaara, Kamara, Kanara, Lacara, Maaja, Maarva, Madera, Madira, Madora, Madra, Mahala, Mahra, Maira, Makayla, Makena, Makyla, Malana, Mara, Maraya, Marmara, Marra, Masada, Matana, Maura, Mavra, Mayana, Mayra, Mazhira, Meara, Mykala, Nahara, Sagara, Sahara, Sakura, Samara, Tamara, Yakira, Yekara and Zahara. These names tend to be more commonly used than Makara.

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