Mara: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mara

Mara

Pronunciation: MAH-rə (key)

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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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
Mara Wilson, child actress
Rooney Mara, actress

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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.

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