What does Mara mean?
Mara /mara/ as a girls' name is pronounced MAHR-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mara is "bitter". Biblical: Naomi claimed the name Mara as an expression of grief after the deaths of her husband Elimelech and sons Mahlon and Chilion. May also be used as variant of Mary and as a short form of Tamara.
Mara▲ has 34 more related forms via Mary, Tamara: Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia▲, Mame, Manya, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Marie▼, Marin, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla▼, Marlo▼, Marya, Marysa, Masha, Maura▼, Maure, Mavra, May▼, Mayra▼, Mayria, Moira, Morag, Moya, Tama and Tamra▼.Kreatif forms: Maera, Marame, Memara. [more]
How popular is Mara?
Mara is a very popular first name for females (#937 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#10196 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Mara for girls. Mara was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #539 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #695 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mara and associated names. Prominent related forms of Mara (#695 2 years ago) are Naomi (#80 2 years ago), Maria (#115), Mary (#120), Malia (#345), Amara (#513), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Maureen, Maura, May, Moira, Mayra, Tamra, Tamara, Marin, Maren, Mame, Damaris, Mari, Marian, Marla, Marita and Marlo. Other variants, like Maree, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Mara was widespread during 1960-1969 (average #607) and is somewhat less today (#792, ▼47.1%), with forms such as Mayra, Damaris, Tamara, Marie and Marian falling out of fashion. Mary is more familiar than the rest, though Naomi is currently more frequently used. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Mara▲ is pronounced similarly to Maery, Maira▼, Mairi, Maraya, Mariah▲, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Merah, Mira▲, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moria, Moyra, Myra▼ and Myrah. Other recommended similar baby names are Bara, Cara▼, Dara▼, Fara, Iara, Kara▲, Lara▼, Mada, Madra, Maia▲, Maja, Mala, Marfa, Marg, Marga, Marna, Mart, Marta▼, Marva▼, Mata, Maya▲, Sara, Tara▼, Yara and Zara▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mara.