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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vara

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Vara is of Hebrew origin and means "Blessings".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Va"ra
A Spanish measure of length equal to about one yard. The vara now in use equals 33.385 inches.

Etymology: Sp. See 1st Vare

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities
Wiktionary
  1. (historical) A unit of length in the old Spanish system (equal to 0.8359 metres) or the old Portuguese system (equal to 1.1 metres).

vara was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, and Veps

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vara

Shailesh Vara is a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, for North West Cambridgeshire, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Statefor Justice, Member of Parliament, forNorth West Cambridgeshire, Department for Work, and Pensions. He has had major accomplishments since 2015. Shailesh was born on September 4th, 1960 in Uganda.

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Guillermo was born in 1958.

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Kathy Vara is a journalist, news anchor, and news presenter. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Kathy was born in San Antonio.

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Art Martinez de Vara is a Mayor of Von Ormy, Texas, and Von Ormy. Art was born on April 29th, 1975 in Houston.

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Juan was born in 1938.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1887 5 5 0
1888 5 5 0
1889 5 5 0
1890 7 7 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 11 11 0
1897 6 6 0
1898 14 14 0
1899 11 11 0
1900 10 10 0
1901 10 10 0
1902 9 9 0
1903 5 5 0
1905 11 11 0
1906 9 9 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 8 8 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 7 7 0
1912 12 12 0
1913 13 13 0
1914 7 7 0
1915 17 17 0
1916 22 22 0
1917 19 19 0
1918 14 14 0
1919 23 23 0
1920 14 14 0
1921 20 20 0
1922 24 24 0
1923 21 21 0
1924 18 18 0
1925 9 9 0
1926 17 17 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 10 10 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 9 9 0
1935 12 12 0
1936 12 12 0
1937 8 8 0
1938 8 8 0
1940 5 5 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 6 6 0
1946 7 7 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 5 5 0
1953 5 5 0
1954 6 6 0
1960 8 8 0
1961 7 7 0
1965 6 6 0
1982 6 6 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 8 8 0
2014 11 11 0
2015 6 6 0
2016 10 10 0
2017 18 18 0

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Popularity of Vara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vara U.S.
  White 28.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 67.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vara

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

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Fun Facts about the name Vara

  • How Popular is the name Vara? Vara is the 13,390th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vara was the 9,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 685 babies born with the first name Vara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vara 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 Vara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vara is Saturday, October 18th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Vara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vara was in 1922 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Vara Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vara is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Vara: Your name in reverse order is Arav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rvaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,307 people with the last name Vara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vara? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Vara 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).
  • 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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