Ara

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4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
900
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Ara

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Ara is of Yoruba origin and means "Wonders".
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Ara is of Yoruba origin and means "Wonders of God".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Ara means ""to know" "be beautiful; good" or "elegant, graceful, refined"" and is of Korean origin.
Other origins: African, English, Indian (Sanskrit), and Spanish

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A"ra
The Altar; a southern constellation, south of the tail of the Scorpion.

Etymology: L

noun A"ra
A name of the great blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), native of South America.

Etymology: Native Indian name

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Macaws
  2. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Old Tupi ara (“morpheme for bird”).

  1. The great blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna).

    ara was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Finnish, French, Galician, Gothic, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Malay, Maori, Nauruan, Occitan, Old English, Old Tupi, Polish, Portuguese, Rapa Nui, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Venetian

    Notable Persons Named Ara

    Ara was born in 1968.

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    Ara Parseghian is a college coach. Ara was born on May 21st, 1923 in Akron, Ohio.

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    She has been prominent since 2003. Cristine was given the name Ara Marie Cristine Pascual Reyes on February 5th, 1989 in Marikina.

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    The Lord Darzi of Denham is a scientist in the fields of cab direct (database) and laparoscopic surgery. The was given the name Ara Warkes Darzi on May 7th, 1960 in Baghdad. The is also known as Ara Varkes Darsi and Ara Warkes Darzi.

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    Ara Mina is an actress, fashion model, singer, actor, model (people), singing, and andsinger. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Ara was given the name Hazel Pascual Reyes on May 9th, 1979 in Manila. Ara is also known as Ara and Kris.

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    Ara Celi is an actress. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Ara was given the name Araceli Valdez on May 31st, 1974 in El Paso, Texas.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ara

    Go Ara is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Her career lasted from 2003 to 2003. Go was born on February 11th, 1990 in Jinju.

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    Yoo Ara is a singing, actor, singer, and actress. She has been prominent since 2010. Yoo was given the name Yoo A-ra on September 26th, 1992 in Seoul.

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    Arilena Ara is a pop music, rhythm, blues, and dance music musician. She was most prominent from 2012 to present. Arilena was born on July 16th, 1998 in Shkodër. Arilena is also known as Arilena.

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    Shamim Ara is an actress, film producer, film director in pakistan, pakistan, and film director inpakistan. Shamim was given the name Putli Bai in 1938 in Aligarh, British India. Shamim is also known as Putli Bai (Birth Name).

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    Krishnaji was born on April 16th, 1914. He passed away on June 30th, 1985.

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    Seiji Ara is a racing driver for the Swiss Racing Team. Seiji was born on May 5th, 1974 in Chiba.

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    How popular is the baby name Ara in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 6 6 0
    1881 8 8 0
    1882 10 10 0
    1883 7 7 0
    1884 18 18 0
    1885 17 17 0
    1886 17 17 0
    1887 16 16 0
    1888 20 20 0
    1889 22 22 0
    1890 22 22 0
    1891 18 18 0
    1892 21 21 0
    1893 24 19 5
    1894 15 15 0
    1895 22 22 0
    1896 21 21 0
    1897 20 20 0
    1898 25 25 0
    1899 12 12 0
    1900 25 25 0
    1901 30 30 0
    1902 20 20 0
    1903 23 23 0
    1904 18 18 0
    1905 17 17 0
    1906 18 18 0
    1907 27 27 0
    1908 25 25 0
    1909 12 12 0
    1910 28 23 5
    1911 23 23 0
    1912 36 30 6
    1913 40 34 6
    1914 49 40 9
    1915 55 47 8
    1916 52 47 5
    1917 45 40 5
    1918 52 52 0
    1919 48 39 9
    1920 59 51 8
    1921 56 46 10
    1922 47 38 9
    1923 49 38 11
    1924 56 50 6
    1925 46 35 11
    1926 57 43 14
    1927 44 33 11
    1928 39 28 11
    1929 46 27 19
    1930 24 16 8
    1931 39 26 13
    1932 37 27 10
    1933 27 18 9
    1934 45 34 11
    1935 35 21 14
    1936 23 23 0
    1937 27 22 5
    1938 19 19 0
    1939 23 18 5
    1940 20 20 0
    1941 19 12 7
    1942 16 11 5
    1943 22 16 6
    1944 23 16 7
    1945 21 21 0
    1946 26 20 6
    1947 11 11 0
    1948 16 16 0
    1949 25 19 6
    1950 13 13 0
    1951 10 10 0
    1952 10 10 0
    1953 11 11 0
    1954 21 15 6
    1955 9 9 0
    1956 14 8 6
    1957 18 10 8
    1958 19 10 9
    1959 14 9 5
    1960 20 9 11
    1961 16 10 6
    1962 18 12 6
    1963 34 17 17
    1964 25 15 10
    1965 28 15 13
    1966 26 10 16
    1967 31 12 19
    1968 18 7 11
    1969 38 12 26
    1970 22 6 16
    1971 37 19 18
    1972 38 19 19
    1973 43 19 24
    1974 50 18 32
    1975 58 24 34
    1976 47 19 28
    1977 40 19 21
    1978 53 24 29
    1979 44 23 21
    1980 50 23 27
    1981 45 27 18
    1982 38 27 11
    1983 38 19 19
    1984 32 17 15
    1985 43 22 21
    1986 39 23 16
    1987 31 21 10
    1988 42 25 17
    1989 45 24 21
    1990 27 14 13
    1991 32 15 17
    1992 23 11 12
    1993 29 12 17
    1994 30 16 14
    1995 24 14 10
    1996 26 16 10
    1997 29 13 16
    1998 32 13 19
    1999 28 17 11
    2000 36 29 7
    2001 23 13 10
    2002 28 19 9
    2003 26 20 6
    2004 27 19 8
    2005 41 27 14
    2006 42 29 13
    2007 28 21 7
    2008 39 26 13
    2009 40 30 10
    2010 40 34 6
    2011 38 28 10
    2012 64 55 9
    2013 52 42 10
    2014 56 49 7
    2015 59 49 10
    2016 66 53 13
    2017 78 61 17

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    Popularity of Ara as a first name

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    Popularity of Ara as a last name

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    Common last names for Ara

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Davis
    • Jones
    • Brown
    • Martin
    • Miller
    • Wilson
    • Thomas
    • Barnes

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ara U.S.
      White 16.44% 64.26%
      African American 2.11% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 59.67% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 19.78% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ara

    People with the last name Ara are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Ara

    • How Popular is the name Ara? Ara is the 4,172nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ara was the 26,949th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,272 babies born with the first name Ara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ara to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Ara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ara is Sunday, May 1st, 1870.
    • What year had the most people named Ara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ara was in 2017 with a total of 61 babies.
    • Random Ara Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ara is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
    • Weird things about the name Ara: Your name in reverse order is Ara. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aar. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 900 people with the last name Ara.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ara as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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