Jara

First Name
788
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jara

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  • A submission from India says the name Jara means "Love" and is of Sanskrit origin.
  • A submission from Georgia, United States says the name Jara means "He Enlightens" and is of Hebrew origin.
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jara

Víctor Jara was a folk music, nueva canción, and andean music singer/songwriter, poet, theatre director, university academic, social activist, and activism. He plays Vocals and Spanish guitar. He was most active from 1959 to 1973. Víctor was given the name Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez on September 28th, 1932 in Lonquén, Chile. He passed away on September 15th, 1973.

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Gonzalo Jara is a soccer player for the Club Universidad de Chile, Huachipato, Colo-Colo, West Bromwich Albion F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., FSV Mainz 05, Chile national under-20 football team, and Chile national football team. Gonzalo was born on August 29th, 1985 in Hualpén, Chile.

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Franco Jara is a soccer player for the C.F. Pachuca, Arsenal de Sarandí, S.L. Benfica, Granada CF, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Estudiantes de La Plata, Olympiacos F.C., and Argentina national football team. Franco was born on July 15th, 1988 in Villa María, Argentina.

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Cristóbal Magallanes Jara was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. Cristóbal was born on July 30th, 1869 in Totatiche, Jalisco, Mexico. He breathed his last breath on May 25th, 1927.

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Joan was given the name Joan Alison Turner in 1927.

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Leonardo Jara is a soccer player for the Boca Juniors and Estudiantes de La Plata. Leonardo was born on May 20th, 1991 in Corrientes, Argentina.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 5 5 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 5 5 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 19 19 0
1973 16 16 0
1974 9 9 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 8 8 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 18 18 0
1980 24 24 0
1981 21 21 0
1982 17 17 0
1983 19 19 0
1984 19 19 0
1985 24 24 0
1986 23 23 0
1987 18 18 0
1988 19 19 0
1989 22 22 0
1990 22 22 0
1991 20 20 0
1992 15 15 0
1993 18 18 0
1994 18 18 0
1995 14 14 0
1996 22 22 0
1997 13 13 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 16 16 0
2000 22 22 0
2001 17 17 0
2002 20 20 0
2003 23 23 0
2004 17 17 0
2005 16 16 0
2006 25 25 0
2007 23 23 0
2008 20 20 0
2009 13 13 0
2010 13 13 0
2011 7 7 0
2012 11 11 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 7 7 0
2015 7 7 0
2016 7 7 0
2017 9 9 0

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Popularity of Jara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jara U.S.
  White 8.36% 64.26%
  African American 0.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 87.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jara

People with the last name Jara are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Jara

  • How Popular is the name Jara? Jara is the 12,255th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jara was the 4,042nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 788 babies born with the first name Jara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jara to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jara is Friday, September 17th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Jara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jara was in 2006 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Jara: Your name in reverse order is Araj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ajar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,790 people with the last name Jara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jara? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Jara as their last name.

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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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