Dara

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13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
566
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dara

"Dara" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Compassionate". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Dara

Dara Ó Briain is an observational comedy comedian. Dara was born on February 4th, 1972 in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.

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Dara Torres is a swimmer. Dara was born on April 15th, 1967 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Dara Singh was a wrestler, actor, and wrestling. His career lasted from 1946 to 1983. Dara was given the name Dara Singh Randhawa on November 19th, 1928 in Dharmuchak , British India. Dara is also known as Rustam-E-Punjab, Rustam-E-Hind, and Ironman of Indian cinema. He breathed his last breath on July 12th, 2012.

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Dara Shikoh was royalty. They hold the title Crown Prince of the Mughal Empire and Crown Princeof theMughal Empire. They were most prominent from 1628 to 1658. Dara was born as the child of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal on October 28th, 1615 in Ajmer. They died on August 30th, 1659.

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Dara Khosrowshahi is a (president & ceo), expedia, inc., president, and (president&ceo). Dara was born Dara Khosrowshahi on May 28th, 1969 in Tehran.

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Dara Bubamara is a recording artist. She was most active from 1989 to present. Dara was given the name Radojka Adžić on May 21st, 1976 in Novi Sad.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dara

Olu Dara is a jazz musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, and cornet. His ongoing career started in 1960. Olu was given the name Charles Jones III on January 12th, 1941 in Natchez, Mississippi, US.

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Nicoleta Dara is a pop music and pop rock musician. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 2000. Nicoleta was given the name Nicoleta Darabană on May 22nd, 1993 in Telenești. Nicoleta is also known as Dara.

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Enzo Dara is an opera musician. Enzo was born on October 13th, 1938.

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Ali was born on April 1st, 1915. He died on January 16th, 1981.

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His career lasted from 1856 to 1880. Gabriele was born on January 8th, 1826 in Palazzo Adriano, Province of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. He passed away in 1885.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 5 5 0
1905 6 6 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 5 5 0
1911 5 5 0
1913 5 5 0
1914 6 6 0
1915 6 6 0
1916 7 7 0
1917 8 8 0
1918 5 5 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 8 8 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 9 9 0
1923 14 14 0
1924 7 7 0
1925 8 8 0
1926 6 6 0
1927 8 8 0
1928 9 9 0
1930 8 8 0
1932 5 5 0
1933 10 10 0
1936 5 5 0
1937 7 7 0
1939 11 11 0
1940 7 7 0
1941 5 5 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 8 8 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 18 18 0
1946 30 30 0
1947 53 53 0
1948 24 24 0
1949 51 51 0
1950 57 57 0
1951 69 69 0
1952 77 77 0
1953 76 76 0
1954 85 85 0
1955 67 61 6
1956 132 132 0
1957 118 118 0
1958 130 130 0
1959 166 166 0
1960 132 132 0
1961 158 150 8
1962 156 151 5
1963 176 176 0
1964 164 158 6
1965 149 149 0
1966 194 194 0
1967 187 187 0
1968 233 233 0
1969 310 310 0
1970 287 279 8
1971 312 307 5
1972 246 246 0
1973 272 272 0
1974 260 254 6
1975 221 221 0
1976 254 254 0
1977 273 267 6
1978 292 286 6
1979 264 264 0
1980 439 430 9
1981 466 453 13
1982 331 320 11
1983 269 254 15
1984 287 277 10
1985 261 222 39
1986 252 228 24
1987 264 239 25
1988 264 240 24
1989 255 240 15
1990 238 219 19
1991 256 235 21
1992 241 220 21
1993 221 198 23
1994 199 171 28
1995 180 163 17
1996 169 152 17
1997 158 145 13
1998 178 162 16
1999 157 143 14
2000 174 153 21
2001 170 155 15
2002 119 112 7
2003 135 115 20
2004 117 109 8
2005 106 97 9
2006 92 81 11
2007 90 81 9
2008 89 83 6
2009 98 92 6
2010 86 77 9
2011 59 52 7
2012 80 74 6
2013 74 67 7
2014 80 74 6
2015 73 64 9
2016 82 71 11
2017 122 110 12

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Popularity of Dara as a first name

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Popularity of Dara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dara U.S.
  White 41.34% 64.26%
  African American 6.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 41.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dara

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

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Fun Facts about the name Dara

  • What name lists does Dara rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dara? Dara is the 2,178th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dara was the 38,948th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,861 babies born with the first name Dara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dara to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dara is Tuesday, September 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Dara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dara was in 1981 with a total of 453 babies.
  • Random Dara Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dara is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Dara: Your name in reverse order is Arad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 566 people with the last name Dara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dara as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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