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What does Yara mean?

Yara /yara/ as a girls' name is pronounced YAH-rsh. It is of Brazilian and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Yara is "water lady; small butterfly". Brazilian mythology: Iara was a beautiful goddess with green hair and fair skin.

Associated with: arabic, water, lady (noble), small (little), mythology, goddess, green


Yara has 2 variants: Iara and Uira.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Yarai, Yurra, ..

(male) Yarav, Yasa, ..

How popular is Yara?

Yara is a rare given name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#61713 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Yara for girls. Yara was first listed in 2004 and reached its top position of #1036 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is presently at #1457. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Yara is pronounced similarly to Airi, Ara, Ari, Aria, Arria, Arya, Aura, Aurea, Auria, Eira, Eiry, Ira, Ora, Orah, Oria, Orra, Orya, Yaira and Yeira. Other recommended names are Adara, Adra, Bara, Bora, Caera, Cara, Ceara, Chara, Ciara, Clara, Cora, Dara, Fabra (see Fabia), Fara, Jadra, Kaara, Kaira, Kara, Karra, Kiara, Kira, Kyra, Lara, Larra, Lira, Mara, Marra, Maura, Mavra, Mera, Mora, Myra, Nera, Nira, Nora, Ofra, Rora, Sabra, Saira, Sara, Sarra, Seara, Siara, Tara, Teara, Yaffa, Yana, Yekara, Yeva, Yoana, Yola, Yula, Yuma, Zaira, Zara and Zora. These names tend to be more commonly used than Yara.