[ 2 syll. a-ra, ar-a ] The baby boy name Ara is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced as AA-R-aa- or EY-R-aa- †. Ara is derived from Armenian and Hebrew origins. The name was borne by the Armenian god of spring and harvest, and later, the god of war and strength; he was also known as Ara the Beautiful in tribute to his handsome looks.
In addition, Ara is a variant of the name Aram (English and German).
Ara is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Ara has predominantly been a girl name in the past century.
† English pronunciation for Ara: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"
A famous person named Ara is Ara Parseghian, Football Coach, born May 21, 1923, Akron, Ohio.