[ 2 syll. ha-ra, har-a ] The baby boy name Hara is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is HHaaRAA- or HHAARaa †. Hara's origin is Sanskrit. The name is of the meaning seizer. In Hindu mythology, this is another name for the destroyer Shiva, one of the five primary forms of god.
See also the related form, Harihara (Indian).
Hara is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Hara: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"