What does Yara mean?
Yara /yara/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Yara for girls. Yara has not been listed in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Yara is pronounced similarly to Ara▼, Aura, Eira, Ira▼, Ora▼, Orra, Yaira and Yeira. Other recommended similar baby names are Bara, Cara▼, Dara▼, Fara, Kara▲, Lara▼, Mara▲, Sara, Tara▼, Yana and Zara▲. These names tend to be more commonly used than Yara.