Infographic of Mara name meaning, which is A variant form, often regarded as the root, of Mary.
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Mara Name Popularity

How popular is the name Mara? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 1,510 5 0.0005%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 1,392 8 0.0006%
1945 1,203 13 0.0011%
1946 1,421 11 0.0007%
1947 1,341 16 0.001%
1948 1,345 16 0.001%
1949 1,554 9 0.0006%
1950 942 49 0.003%
1951 848 68 0.004%
1952 865 69 0.004%
1953 888 66 0.0037%
1954 705 127 0.0069%
1955 743 116 0.0063%
1956 736 125 0.0066%
1957 828 102 0.0053%
1958 768 121 0.0064%
1959 875 93 0.0049%
1960 863 98 0.0052%
1961 789 126 0.0067%
1962 800 123 0.0067%
1963 801 120 0.0067%
1964 794 124 0.007%
1965 698 152 0.0093%
1966 712 140 0.009%
1967 618 190 0.0125%
1968 662 167 0.0111%
1969 599 225 0.0146%
1970 624 220 0.0138%
1971 625 219 0.0146%
1972 581 228 0.0167%
1973 657 178 0.0137%
1974 661 177 0.0136%
1975 658 182 0.0142%
1976 588 224 0.0174%
1977 672 184 0.0137%
1978 627 219 0.0163%
1979 687 198 0.014%
1980 686 200 0.0137%
1981 712 181 0.0123%
1982 719 189 0.0126%
1983 715 183 0.0124%
1984 707 183 0.0123%
1985 799 152 0.01%
1986 807 156 0.0103%
1987 706 209 0.0137%
1988 601 285 0.0183%
1989 558 360 0.0223%
1990 539 395 0.0238%
1991 578 357 0.0219%
1992 633 316 0.0198%
1993 616 325 0.0208%
1994 606 321 0.0209%
1995 616 312 0.0207%
1996 580 351 0.0234%
1997 569 363 0.0245%
1998 594 364 0.0243%
1999 645 314 0.021%
2000 616 369 0.0242%
2001 617 364 0.0242%
2002 601 379 0.0253%
2003 642 371 0.0244%
2004 638 381 0.025%
2005 661 373 0.0244%
2006 667 379 0.0242%
2007 726 350 0.0222%
2008 798 305 0.0197%
2009 739 334 0.0223%
2010 835 267 0.0185%
2011 851 252 0.0177%
2012 816 268 0.0188%
2013 736 311 0.0218%
2014 671 362 0.0248%
2015 716 331 0.0227%
2016 651 387 0.0268%
2017 639 391 0.028%
2018 660 368 0.0268%
2019 651 375 0.0277%

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Names Like Mara

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What names are variants of Mara?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Mara.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mahra

Bitter

Hebrew

Marah

Bitter

Hebrew

Maralina

Bitter

Hebrew

Maralinda

Bitter

Hebrew

Maraline

Bitter

Hebrew

Mari

Sea of bitterness

Welsh

Marra

Everlasting; bitter

Latin


What names sound like Mara?

If you like how Mara sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Mara.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Maira

Irish

Mare

Irish

Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Marya

Star of the sea

Latin

Maura

“The maid from Mauretania,” the land of the Moors, in allusion to their swarthiness, from the Greek mauros, dark.

Irish

Mayra

Irish

Meara

Jolly, jovial

Irish

Mera

Aristocratic lady, princess; princess; treetop, proverb, or sheaf of corn; aristoctaric lady, princess

Hebrew

Mira

Wonderful; peace; propserous

Spanish

Mora

Star of the sea

Irish

Myra

Myrrh

Greek


What names are similar to Mara?

Find a name that’s like Mara, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Amara

Everlasting one

Greek

Damaris

Calf; to tame; gentle

Latin

Maureen

Star of the sea

Irish

Naomi

Pleasant one

Hebrew


Lists With Mara

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3 Comments

  1. Not sure. Was always one we liked.

  2. My husband and I traveled to Croatia and Bosnia on a pilgrimage. We have a devotion to Mary and loved our time in Eastern Europe. We were looking for an Eastern European Marian name, and loved Mara!

  3. She’s named after the Masai Mara in Kenya.


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