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.
(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)
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)
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.