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Mara meaning and name origin

Mara \m(a)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAHR-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mara is "bitter". Biblical: Naomi, mother-in-law of Ruth, claimed the name Mara as an expression of grief after the deaths of her husband and sons. May also be used as variant of Mary and as a short form of Tamara.

Mara has 7 variant forms: Mahra, Marah, Maralina, Maralinda, Maraline, Mari and Marra.

For more information, see also related names Maureen, Naomi, Amara and Damaris.

Mara is also pronounced similarly to Maery, Maira, Mairi, Maraya, Maree, Maria, Mariah, Marie, Marya, Maura, Mayra, Mayria, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Merah, Mira, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Moira, Mora, Morah, Moria, Moyra, Myra and Myrah. Other suggested similar baby names are Bara, Cara, Dara, Fara, Iara, Kara, Lara, Mada, Madra, Maia, Mair, Maire, Maja, Mala, Mare, Marfa, Marg, Marga, Marja, Marla, Marna, Mart, Marta, Marva, Mata, Maure, Mavra, Maya, Sara, Tara, Yara and Zara.

View a list of the 7 names that reference Mara.


Popularity of Mara

Mara is a very popular first name for females (#937 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12008 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Mara name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Mara with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Mara name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Mara outside U.S.

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