[ 2 syll. da-ra, dar-a ] The baby boy name Dara is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced as D-AHRaa- †.
1: Dara is used predominantly in the Irish language and it is derived from Celtic origins. It is derived from the element 'darragh' meaning oak, oak tree. Dara can be Anglicized as Dudley, and it can also be an Anglicized form of Dáire.
Daire (Irish), Darach (Irish), Darah, and Darragh (English and Irish) are variants of Dara.
2: Dara is largely used in the Iranian language and its origin is Persian. The meaning here is wealthy.
3: Dara is used predominantly in the Khmer language and its origin is also Khmer. Meaning: star.
In addition, Dara is a short form of the name Mac Dara (Irish).
See also the related form, Dáire (Irish).
See also the related categories, star (moon), tree (wood), wealthy (gold), persian, celtic, anglicized, and irish.
Dara is a rarely used baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Dara include Daire, Darach, Daragh, Daray, Darío, Daro, Daroe, Daroh, Darowe, Darragh, Darrey, Darrie, Darro, Darroe, Darroh, Darrow, Darrowe, Darry, Dary, and Deandrey.
† 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)"