[ 2 syll. a-ra, ar-a ] The baby girl name Ara is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced AA-R-aa- or EY-R-aa- †. Ara's origin is Armenian and Latin, and its use, English. From Armenian roots, its meaning is 'king'. See Ara for more information.
In addition, Ara is a contracted form of the English, German, and Italian Arabella in the English language.
Ara is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1901, 0.012% of baby girls were named Ara. It was #559 in rank then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very modest scale today. Within the family of girl names directly related to Ara, Arabella was the most popular in 2018. Ara has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Ara: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"
A famous person named Ara is Actress Ara Celi, born Araceli Valdez 31 May 1974, El Paso, Texas.