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What does Dara mean?

Dara Pronunciation of Dara as a girls' name is pronounced DAR-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Dara is "nugget of wisdom". Biblical: the name of a descendant of Judah noted for his wisdom. Also, Dara and Darra are Gaelic names meaning "oak tree". The name has a resemblance to Sarah and Farrah. See also Derry. Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.


ASSOCIATED WITH wisdom, biblical, gaelic


VARIANTS Darah, Darda, Dareen, Daria, Darian, Darice, Darissa, Darra, Darragh, Darrah, Darya

OTHER FORMS VIA FARRAH, SARAH Fara, Farah, Farra, Saira, Sairah, Sal, Sara, Sarai, Saraia, Saran, Sarena, Sarha, Sarhah, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarika, Sarina, Sarita, Sarka, Sarra, Sarrah, Sasa, Sera, Serah, Shara, Shari, Zahra, Zara, Zarah, Zaria, Zarita



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How popular is Dara?

Dara is a very popular first name for females (#1155 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#43629 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dara entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #623 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #1170. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Daria (#1671 IN 2018), Darian, Darice, Farah (#1287), Farrah (#1019), Saira, Sara (#173), Sarah (#67), Sarai (#408), Sarena, Sari, Sarina (#1853), Sarita, Sarrah, Sera, Shara, Shari, Zahra (#589), Zara (#253), Zarah (#1785) and Zaria (#753) are the prominent alternative forms of Dara (#1170). These relations of Dara were popular 38 years ago (MEDIAN #1462) and have become significantly less popular since (#1410, 76% LESS USAGE). Sarah has been the most popular choice, though Zahra has become trendy as well over time, while versions like Darian are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dara, Daria, Darian, Darice, Farah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Farrah, Saira, Sara, Sarah, Sarai in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarena, Sari, Sarina, Sarita, Sarrah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sera, Shara, Shari, Zahra, Zara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zarah, Zaria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sara, Sarah, Zahra, Zara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dara is pronounced similarly to Daeira, Daira, Dari, Dayeera, Deora, Dora, Dorae, Dorah, Dorea, Doree, Dorey, Dori, Doria, Dorie, Doro, Dorri, Dorria, Dorry, Dory and Doura. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bara, Bera, Cara, Ceara, Chara, Clara, Cora, Dacia, Dada, Dahl, Dail, Daina, Dale, Dama, Dana, Danay, Danea, Dani, Darb, Darla, Darnae, Daya, Dayah, Dayha, Deka, Dela, Deva, Devra, Diana, Dore, Dova, Drea, Dru, Iara, Idra, Kaira, Kara, Lara, Larra, Maira, Mara, Marra, Maura, Mavra, Nera, Ora, Rora, Sahra, Siara, Tara, Teara, Tyra, Yaira, Yara and Zaira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dara.

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