Yara Meaning and Origin

Yara is a girl’s name meaning “water lady, small butterfly” and is of Brazilian, Sanskrit, Hebrew and Arabic origin. In Arabic, Yara means “someone who is friendly,” “loving,” or “affectionate.” It is also considered a derivative of the Arabic word “yar,” which means “helper” or “assistant.” In Brazilian culture, Yara is a name of Indigenous origin, and it is associated with the legend of the Iara, a beautiful mermaid or siren who lured men into the water and drowned them. In Hebrew, Yara means “honeycomb” or “honeysuckle.” In Sanskrit, Yara means “noblewoman” or “one who is fit to be a queen.” Yara is also a popular name in some African countries, such as Nigeria and Ghana.

Names similar to Yara:

  • Zara
  • Amara
  • Leila
  • Nyla
  • Sora
  • Elara
  • Lina
  • Dara
  • Tara
  • Mira

 

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