Name Mara Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Mara


Mara is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Mara?

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

What does the name Mara mean?

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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Popularity of the name Mara

The name Mara is ranked #405 overall.

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