First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Aras

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  • A user from Kazakhstan says the name Aras is of Kurdish origin and means "In Kurdish and Persian it means "equal", "balanced". The word Aras commonly refers to the Aras River, which flows through Turkey, Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan.".
Other origins: Arabic

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  1. A river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea; ancient name was Araxes
  1. plural of ara

aras was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Danish, French, Latin, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Aras

Aras Özbiliz is a soccer player for the Rayo Vallecano, Beşiktaş J.K., HVV Hollandia, Jong Ajax, AFC Ajax, FC Kuban Krasnodar, FC Spartak Moscow, and Armenia national football team. Aras was born on March 9th, 1990 in Bakırköy, Turkey.


Aras Bulut İynemli is an actor. They were most active from 2009 to present. Aras was born Aras Bulut İynemli on August 25th, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey.


Aras Agalarov is a businessman and developer. Aras was born on November 8th, 1955 in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Aras was given the name Aras Vydunas Baskauskas on September 26th, 1981 in Venice, California, U.S.


Aras Onur is an author, poet, stagewriter, and screenwriter. He has been prominent since 2004. Aras was given the name Onur Erkan on April 23rd, 1982 in Ankara.


Aras Mohammadi is an athlete for the IFK Haninge/Brandbergen.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Aras

He was most prominent from 1925 to 1938. Dr. was born in 1883 in Çanakkale. He left this life on January 5th, 1972.


Yıldız was born on November 10th, 1977 in Istanbul.


Ahmet Aras is a soccer player for the Şanlıurfaspor, Manisaspor, Muğlaspor, İstanbulspor A.Ş., İzmirspor, Pendikspor, Bucaspor, Bursa Nilüfer S.A.Ş., Ankara Demirspor, İnegölspor, Üsküdar Anadolu S.K., Sivasspor, Fethiyespor, and Antalyaspor. Ahmet was born on December 13th, 1987 in Mardin.


Ardan Aras is a soccer player for the PSM Makassar, Persim Maros, Persipasi Bandung Raya, Mitra Kukar F.C., PS Barito Putera, Indonesia national under-23 football team, and Indonesia national football team. Ardan was born on March 2nd, 1984 in Polewali Mandar Regency.


Murat was born in 1973.


Celal Aras is an athlete for the Bandırmaspor.


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Popularity of Aras as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aras U.S.
  White 60.59% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aras

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

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Fun Facts about the name Aras

  • How Popular is the name Aras? Aras is the 26,927th most popular name of all time. As a last name Aras was the 72,332nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aras have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 199 babies born with the first name Aras in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aras to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aras? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Aras first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aras is Friday, March 20th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Aras born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aras was in 2014 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Aras Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aras is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Aras: Your name in reverse order is Sara. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sara. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aras? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 269 people with the last name Aras.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aras? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Aras as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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