Name
MARA

Name MARA

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 128,844 births of Mara in the countries below, which represents an average of 927 births of children bearing the first name Mara per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 2,173 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Mara   
In Italiano Nome Mara   
Available variants : Mará , Mára , Māra


Information about the first name Mara

The first name Mara is listed in our categories :The first name Mara has been assigned to:
0.31% to boys
99.69% to girls
The country where the first name Mara is the most common is:
BR Brazil
This first name is on trend: Female
This first name has 4 letters including 2 vowels and 2 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Mara

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Mara : Aamr, Amar, Amra, Aram, Arma, Maar, Ra Ma, Raam, Rama, Ráma

Anacyclics of the first name Mara

An anacyclic is a word or phrase that can be read in the normal sense of reading or in the opposite direction. Here is the list of names that are anonymous of the given name Mara: Aram

Mara in Japanese *

Romajimara
Katakanaマラ
Hiraganaまら
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Mara in Japanese
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Mara in sign language

Mara in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Mara

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Hebrew מָרָא‎ (mara, “bitterness”), derived from Hebrew מַר‎ (mar, “bitter”). The modern given name may also be shortened from Maria or Tamara.
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Old Norse mara, from Proto-Germanic *marǭ, cognate with Old English mare or mære. Doublet of mare. See nightmare.
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Sanskrit मार (māra).
Etymology src :
  • From New World Spanish mará.
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Mara
  • (rare) A female given name from Hebrew
  • Call me not Naomi, call me Mara; for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Mara
  • (Hinduism) Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama.
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Mara
  • (Slavic mythology) Slavic goddess of winter and death; Marena or Maržanna.
Anagrams src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑːɹə/
People with the given name (Fictional characters) src :
  • Marller ("Mara"), a demon in the manga and anime series Oh My Goddess!
  • Mara Jade in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
  • Mara David in the Filipino soap opera Mara Clara
  • Mara Aramov, the antagonist of the Syphon Filter series
  • Mara Jaffray in House of Anubis
  • Mara Lady of the Acoma in the Empire Series by Raymond E. Fiest and Janny Wurts
  • The mother-goddess in the pantheon of The Elder Scrolls is named Mara
General
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • Mara (plural Maras)
  • A member of a predominantly agricultural tribe of southern Assam and western Burma.
ES Spanish
Etymology src :
  • Clipping of marabunta
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara f (plural maras)
  • (colloquial, El Salvador) people in one's in-group (e.g. at work, at school, in one's soccer team, who may or may not be friends)
  • (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico) criminal gang
  • Synonym: pandilla
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara f (plural maras)
  • Patagonian mara (Dolichotis australis)
ID Indonesian
Etymology src :
  • From Sanskrit मार (māra, “slaughter, destruction”).
Etymology src :
  • Unknown
Etymology src :
  • From Sanskrit कोट (koṭa, “fort, shed, hut”) +‎ मार (māra, “killing, destroying”).
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara (plural, first-person possessive maraku, second-person possessive maramu, third-person possessive maranya)
  • calamity, danger
Etymology (Synonyms) src :
  • bahaya
  • bencana
  • malapetaka
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • mara
  • to go
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara (plural, first-person possessive maraku, second-person possessive maramu, third-person possessive maranya)
  • Alternative spelling of kotamara (“a kind of naval defensive structure”).
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈma.ra]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ra
Old English
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-Germanic *maizô. Compare Old Frisian māra (West Frisian mear), Old Saxon mēro (Low German mehr), Dutch meer, Old High German mēro (German mehr), Old Norse meiri (Danish mere, Swedish mera), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌶𐌰 (maiza).
Adjective src :
  • māra
  • more
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑːrɑ/
Adjective (Descendants) src :
  • Middle English: moreEnglish: more
  • Scots: mair
Polish
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-Slavic *mara.
Noun src :
  • mara f
  • (literary) dream, nightmare
  • (Slavic mythology) A creature that drinks the blood of sleeping people; wight.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈma.ra/
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Belarusian: ма́ра (mára)
Noun (See also) src :
  • zmora
PT Portuguese
Etymology src :
  • From Spanish mara.
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • mara (plural mara, comparable)
  • (Brazil, slang) Clipping of maravilhoso.
  • Carmen Pimentel (quoting “Siba”), Comunidades virtuais, comunidades linguísticas in 2015, Idioma, n. 29, page 192:
  • 2018, Valentina Schulz, O Diário da Valen: Confissões de um ano inesquecível, Editora Alto Astral, page 61:
  • 2019, Wagner Fontoura, O Cozinheiro de Bangu, Nau Editora, page 144:
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara f (plural maras)
  • mara (Central American street gang)
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • mara
  • third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of marar
  • second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of marar
Pronunciation src :
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈma.ɾɐ/
  • Homophone: Mara
Scottish Gaelic
Noun src :
  • mara f sg
  • genitive singular of muir (“sea, ocean”)
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • From Old Norse mara, from Proto-Germanic *marǭ; cognate to Old English mare or mære.
Etymology src :
  • Contraction of maraton.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara c
  • a mythological creature blamed for giving people nightmares
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara c
  • short for maratonlopp; a marathon race
Anagrams src :
Esperanto
Etymology src :
  • From maro +‎ -a.
Adjective src :
  • mara (accusative singular maran, plural maraj, accusative plural marajn)
  • sea, of or relating to the sea
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈmara/Hyphenation: mar‧aRhymes: -ara
FI Finnish
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed to Western Finnish dialects from Swedish mara, which is a demon that sits on the chest of a sleeping person and causes bad dreams. This demon is known by similar names among Germanic peoples and lives in English nightmare, in Swedish mardröm (“nightmare”) and in German Nachtmahr (“nightmare”), among others.
Etymology src :
  • From Spanish mará.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara
  • (folklore) nightmare, mara (demon that causes bad dreams)
  • Synonym: painajainen
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • mara
  • mara (hare-like South American rodent of the family Dolichotis)
Anagrams src :
Anagrams src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑrɑ/, [ˈmɑrɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrɑ
  • Syllabification: Ma‧ra
Proper noun src :
  • Mara
  • A diminutive of the male given name Martti
NO Norwegian Nynorsk
Anagrams src :
  • amar, arma
Noun src :
  • mara f (definite singular mara, indefinite plural maror, definite plural marone)
  • form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by mare
  • definite singular of mare
Verb src :
  • mara (present tense marar, past tense mara, past participle mara, passive infinitive marast, present participle marande, imperative mar)
  • Alternative form of mare
NO Norwegian Bokmål
Alternative forms src :
  • maren m
Noun src :
  • mara f
  • definite singular of mare
Irish
Noun src :
  • mara f
  • inflection of muir (“sea”):
  • genitive singular
  • plural
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈmˠaɾˠə]
Maltese
Etymology src :
  • From Arabic اِمْرَأة‎ (imraʾa, “woman; wife”). Formally, a backformation from the latter’s definite form اَلْمَرْأة‎ (al-marʾa) as in most modern Arabic dialects.
Noun src :
  • mara f (construct state mart, plural nisa)
  • woman
  • wife
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /mara/
 

Popularity of the name Mara

Number of MARA births per year

Total births of Mara by country

Births with the first name Mara
Country
Boys
Girls
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
280
88,632
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
0
16,955
ESSpain
2002 - 2019
0
5,067
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2019
0
4,441
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
10
2,695
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
0
2,059
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
0
2,019
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
2
1,098
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
0
1,043
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
0
947
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
100
750
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
0
744
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
0
696
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
0
596
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
1
222
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
0
137
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
0
119
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
0
90
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
0
63
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
0
59
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
0
11
SESweden
1998 - 2019
0
6
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
0
2

Total births of Mara by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Mara
Country
Boys
Girls
BRBrazil
2010
3
429
ESSpain
2019
0
416
USUnited State of America
2019
0
375
PTPortugal
2019
0
181
NLNetherlands
2019
0
139
DEGermany
2018
0
138
CHSwitzerland
2019
0
107
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
0
97
ATAustria
2018
0
69
ITItaly
2018
0
64
FRFrance
2019
4
42
ARArgentina
2015
0
41
BEBelgium
2019
0
26
ONOntario
2018
0
19
BCBritish Columbia
2019
0
9
IEIreland
2019
0
4
ABAlberta
2019
0
3
QCQuebec
2019
0
3
SESweden
2019
0
2
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
0
1
DKDenmark
2019
0
1

Comments on the name Mara

Personalities with the first name Mara

There are 26 personalities with the first name Mara


Mara Wilson
(Mara Elizabeth Wilson) src

United states of america
Film actor Podcaster Writer Singer Stage actor Voice actor Blogger Television actor


Mara Santangelo
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Italy
Writer Tennis player


Mara Carfagna
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Italy
Politician Model Dancer


Mara Abbott
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United states of america
Sport cyclist


Mara Corday
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United states of america
Playboy playmate Model Television actor Film actor


Māra Zālīte
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Latvia Soviet union
Poet Playwright Public figure


Mara Takla Haymanot
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Monarch


Mara Scherzinger
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Germany
Actor Singer Film actor


Mara Navarria
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Italy
Fencer


Mara Naceva
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North macedonia
Politician Political commissar



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Mara
Full list of personalities with the first name Mara

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Mara

There are 550 actors and actresses with the first name Mara
Mara Ehlers
Mara Prates
Mara De La Rosa
Mara Scherzinger
Mara Paulina Adlawan Marasigan
Mara Wilson
Mara Lafontaine
Mara Davi
Mara Virabov
Mara Omaljev
Mara Guill
Mara Galeazzi
Mara Hobel
Mara Croatto
Mara Escalante
Mara Maravilha
Mara Sánchez
Mara Holguin
Mara Patricia Castañeda
Mara Casey
Mara New
Mara Carvalho
Mara Manzan
Mara Prado
Mara Madison
Mara Venier
Mara Lise
Mara Goyanes
Mara Cruz
Mara Zampieri

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Mara
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Mara

Rankings of first name MARA by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#4693FR France2019
#11929BR Brazil2010
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#42PT Portugal2019
#63CH Switzerland2019
#64DE Germany2018
#73ES Spain2019
#104AT Austria2018
#106NL Netherlands2019
#267AR Argentina2015
#293IT Italy2018
#380BE Belgium2019
#409BR Brazil2010
#432BC British Columbia2019
#437GB United Kingdom2019
#585ON Ontario2018
#691US United State of America2019
#798IE Ireland2019
#999FR France2019
#1330QC Quebec2019
#1378AB Alberta2019
#2054SE Sweden2019
#2406DK Denmark2019
#2721CZ Czechoslovakia2016






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