Mahra 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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a beautiful traditional Jewish name
in a story I can imagine a girl with this name to be either a mysterious, elusive heroine whose intelligence and creativity save the story; or a cunning witch-like woman who becomes the enemy of the story's hero
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Meaning of Mahra: bitterness
Of Hebrew origin
Mahra is the name of a sultanate that once encompassed the eastern part of Yemen. It was abolished in 1967 and became a state in South Yemen.
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Mara Wilson: Child actress in Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, and Miracle on 34th Street.
In Buddhism folklore, Mara is a demon who tries to seduce Buddha with pictures of beautiful girls.
Mara Yamauchi: a talented British athlete who specializes in long-distance track.
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