Mara

♀ Name Mara – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Mara

Mara is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Mara

Mara is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. In the Old Testament Noomi calls herself Mara after her return from Moab. Mara is as well a short form of Maralda (in Russian), Maria (in Slavic), Marina or Tamara. Besides, Mara is of Gaelic, Maltese, Nigerian and Syrian origin.

Meaning of Mara

There are several meanings of the name Mara. Mara means “bitter” (from Hebrew “mar/מַר”). In Syrian and Maltese, Mara means “woman”, in Gaelic “sea” and in Nigerian (Igbo) “beautiful”. The meanings of the names Maralda, Maria, Marina and Tamara can be found on the respective pages.

Pronunciation of Mara

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Name Statistic: Mara is ranked #414 overall ↓ -16

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 387 ↓ -9
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 1604 ↑ 32
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 1150 ↓ -19
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 1462 ↓ -13
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 354 ↓ -20
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 223 ↓ -16
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 1924 ↓↓ -113
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 529 ↓ -4
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 10358 ↑ 15
  • 🇫🇷 France: 1724 ↑ 22
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 1315 ↑ 4
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 1090 ↑ 70
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 283 ↓ -50
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 415 ↓ -24
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 1133 ↑ 49
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 1747 ↓ -8
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 655 ↓ -5
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 1840 ↑ 21
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 875 ↓ -6

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