Mara

Mara - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mara, meaning bitter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1932 on position #1783. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mara? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Mara. The baby girl name Mara was given to 267 baby girls in 2012, ranking #840 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,293 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mara peaked in popularity 29 years ago in 1990 on position 542.



Famous with this name

Mara Wilson
Mara Krupp
Rooney Mara


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Mara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mara is currently topping the baby name charts in Iowa at position #202 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #2,208.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Mara is where you live.


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Mara origin and meaning

Mara is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bitter. To see famous people named Mara, pop culture references for the name Mara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Mara

We've found the following names that sound similar to Mara, sorted by popularity.

Mary / Maria / Marie / Mariah / Myra / Mayra / Maura / Mari / Moriah / Mireya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012840
2011875
2010853
2009754
2008815
2007738
2006673
2005666
2004642
2003643
2002602
2001623
2000615
1999646
1998595
1997572
1996581
1995619
1994609
1993616
1992632
1991578
1990542
1989559
1988604
1987711
1986818
1985811
1984715
1983725
1982724
1981714
1980689
1979692
1978631
1977676
1976590
1975663
1974666
1973666
1972584
1971630
1970632
1969603
1968667
1967621
1966718
1965701
1964799
1963806
1962806
1961795
1960868
1959882
1958772
1957835
1956743
1955751
1954712
1953897
1952870
1951859
1950956
19491596
19481361
19471397
19461453
19451245
19441452
19321783

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Iowa202
Minnesota254
Utah344
Ohio407
Wisconsin461
Michigan528
Oregon567
Pennsylvania572
Colorado616
Kansas641
Illinois681
Oklahoma746
New York799
Washington815
Indiana850
North Carolina932
California1175
Georgia1237
Virginia1278
Texas1444
Florida2208

Even more about Mara


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Mara a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Mara?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1990
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Mara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,293
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1932
2012 births +267

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