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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chara

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  • According to a user from Vietnam, the name Chara is of English origin and means "Determination".
  • According to a user from Maryland, United States, the name Chara is of Greek origin and means "Joy".
  • A user from Australia says the name Chara is of Unknown origin and means "Control".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cha"ra
A genus of flowerless plants, having articulated stems and whorled branches. They flourish in wet places.

Etymology: NL., of uncertain origin

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Green algae common in freshwater lakes of limestone districts
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Latin chara (“unknown kind of root”)

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Characeae – the stoneworts and related green algae.

Notable Persons Named Chara

Chara is an indie pop, trip hop, downtempo, alternative rock, jazz, reggae, and electronica singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, record producer, and actor. She plays Piano and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Chara was born on January 13th, 1968 in Kawaguchi, Japan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chara

Zdeno Chára is a hockey player for the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Zdeno was born on March 18th, 1977 in Trenčín.

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Chara is an indie pop, trip hop, downtempo, alternative rock, jazz, reggae, and electronica singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, record producer, and actor. She plays Piano and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Chara was born on January 13th, 1968 in Kawaguchi, Japan.

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Georgia Chara is an actress. Georgia was born in Geelong, Australia.

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Diego Chará is a soccer player for the Portland Timbers, Deportes Quindío, América de Cali, Deportes Tolima, and Colombia national football team. Diego was born on April 5th, 1986 in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

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Yimmi Chará is a soccer player for the Dorados de Sinaloa, C.F. Monterrey, Centauros Villavicencio, Deportes Tolima, Atlético Nacional, and Colombia national football team. Yimmi was born on April 2nd, 1991 in Cali.

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Édison Chará was a soccer player for the Atlético Huila, Deportivo Pereira, Deportivo Cali, Montevideo Wanderers F.C., América de Cali, Once Caldas, Cienciano, Sporting Cristal, Juan Aurich, Unión Comercio, and Dalian Yifang F.C. Édison was born on October 2nd, 1980 in Padilla, Cauca. He breathed his last breath on October 19th, 2011.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1956 5 5 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 8 8 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 6 6 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 7 7 0
1966 14 14 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 9 9 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 15 15 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 18 18 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 28 28 0
1975 31 31 0
1976 37 37 0
1977 36 36 0
1978 35 35 0
1979 30 30 0
1980 36 36 0
1981 24 24 0
1982 39 39 0
1983 21 21 0
1984 39 39 0
1985 24 24 0
1986 19 19 0
1987 32 32 0
1988 24 24 0
1989 17 17 0
1990 18 18 0
1991 23 23 0
1992 18 18 0
1993 17 17 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 14 14 0
1996 12 12 0
1997 13 13 0
1998 13 13 0
1999 7 7 0
2000 16 16 0
2001 10 10 0
2002 16 16 0
2003 14 14 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 6 6 0
2006 12 12 0
2007 11 11 0
2008 7 7 0
2009 7 7 0
2010 8 8 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 7 7 0
2013 15 15 0
2014 8 8 0
2015 12 12 0
2016 11 11 0
2017 5 5 0

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Popularity of Chara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chara U.S.
  White 53.51% 64.26%
  African American 7.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 34.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chara

People with the last name Chara are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Chara

  • How Popular is the name Chara? Chara is the 10,889th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chara was the 145,220th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 954 babies born with the first name Chara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chara to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chara is Thursday, November 12th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Chara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chara was in 1982 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Chara Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chara is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Chara: Your name in reverse order is Arahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arahc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 114 people with the last name Chara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chara? Chara is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • 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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