Mara Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Mara:
Derived from the Hebrew marah (bitterness). The name is borne in the Bible by Naomi after the deaths of her husband and sons.
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The Meaning is amazing :D
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My name is Mara. I love it. When I was a kid I wanted a more common name that I didn't have to spell or pronounce for people. I still get a little annoyed when people call me Marla or Maria. As an adult, I like my name and get many complements. I've only met one other Mara in my life. I'm glad my mom chose such a unique and pretty name for me.
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I'm never had a nick name. Everyone calls me Mara.
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In Latvian mythology, Mara is the highest goddess.
Gaelic word for "sea"
A Hindu goddess of destruction, death, winter, and the moon.
Of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "bitter"or "sorrow". Biblical: Naomi, mother-in-law of Ruth, claimed the name Mara as an expression of grief after the deaths of her husband and sons.
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Mara Liasson, NPR correspondent
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"Mara Jade" in the Star Wars Expanded Universe was an Emperor's Hand who originally wanted to kill Luke Skywalker, but ended up marrying him and becoming a powerful Jedi.
Mara Jaffray, character on television show House of Anubis.
Mara Dyer, character in the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkins.
Mara Brooks, one of McKenna's twin sisters in the American Girl McKenna books