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What does Ara mean?

Ara Pronunciation of Ara [ara] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ara) is of Armenian origin. Ara was a legendary Armenian king.

Affiliated boy name: Aram.

Associated with: legendary (mythology), king.


Creative forms:
(male) Aar, Arar, ..

(female) Aral, Arra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ara Kaidyn (A.K.), ..

How popular is Ara?

Ara is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#39111 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ara entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #1916 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Aram is the only other prominent variation form of Ara. Adoption of these forms of Ara was widespread among parents 5 decades ago (median #1891).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ara, Aram in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ara and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ara is alike in pronunciation to Aaro, Ari, Arie, Ario, Arri, Arrio, Arrow, Arry, Arryo, Ary, Arye, Aryeh, Aryo, Eero, Eri, Erie, Ira, Oro, Orry, Uri, Uria, Uriah, Yuri, Yuria and Yury. Other suggested similar names are Aran, Ard, Arda, Arn, Art, Arv, Asa and Ava. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ara.