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Dara - Meaning of Dara

What does Dara mean?

Meaning of the name DaraDarianDariaDarethDarahDarelleDarrahDahraDardaDairaDarissaDarachDaralisDarakaDairahDarachaDaryaDarraDariceDarDareenDarjaDahrahDarragh

[ 2 syll. da-ra, dar-a ] The baby girl name Dara is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced D-AHRaa- †.

1: Dara has its origins in the Hebrew language and it is used largely in English. The meaning of Dara is 'pearl of wisdom'. See Dara for more information.

The name Dara is used to a great extent; it has 23 forms. Forms of the name include Dahra, Dahrah, Daira, Dairah, Dar, Darach, Daracha, Darah, Daraka, Daralis, Darda, Dareen, Darelle, Dareth, Daria, Darian, Darice, Darissa, Darja, Darra, Darragh, and Darya. Another English form is the spelling variant Darrah.

2: Dara has its origins in the Khmer language and it is also used largely in Khmer. Here, it means 'star'.

See also the related categories, star (moon), pearl, khmer, and wisdom.

Dara is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1981 with 0.025% of baby girls being named Dara. It had a ranking of #468 then. The baby name has experienced a substantial drop in frequency since then, and is of only sporadic use now. Among all girl names in its family, Dara was nevertheless the most popular in 2017.

Baby names that sound like Dara include Darach, Dari, Daria, Darie, Daroo, Darragh, Darrah, Daru, Darya, Dearie, Dedra, Deidra, Deidre, Deor, Deora, Deòiridh, Deree, Derey, Deri, and Derie.

† English pronunciation for Dara: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"


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