Gender / Sex: girl (Dara's also a boy name)
Meaning: nugget of wisdom
Sounds Like: Dora, Daira, Dari, Tara
Variant forms: Darah, Darda, Dareen, Daria, Darian, Darice, Darissa, Darra, Darragh, Darrah, Darya
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1155
Dara \d(a)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced DAR-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Dara is "nugget of wisdom". Biblical: the name of a descendant of Judah noted for his wisdom. Also, Dara and Darra are Gaelic names meaning "oak tree". The name has a resemblance to Sarah and Farrah. See also Derry. Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.
Dara has 11 variant forms: Darah, Darda, Dareen, Daria, Darian, Darice, Darissa, Darra, Darragh, Darrah and Darya.
Baby names that sound like Dara are Dora, Daira, Dari and Tara.
Dara is a very popular first name for women (#1155 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)