Meaning and name origin
Yara \ya-ra\ as a girl's 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.
Yara is not a popular first name for females but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#66352 out of 88799, Top 75%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Yara for girls. Yara has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).
Yara is also pronounced similarly to Ara, Aura, Eira, Ira, Ora, Orra, Yaira and Yeira. Other suggested 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.