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Gender: M Pronunciation: DAW-ra Meaning of Dara: "oak tree" Origin of Dara: Irish

Though Dara in the U.S. would be considered mainly a girls' name -- the most recent count is 64 girls born last year with that name versus nine boys -- it's a boys' name in Ireland, where it's on the Top 100 along with variations Daire and Darragh. (It should be noted that Dara is also a boys' name in many non-Western cultures, meaning leader in Punjabi and wealthy in Persian. In Iran, Dara and Sara are the Islamic Ken and Barbie.)

Famous People Named Dara

Dara, grandson of Judah, great-grandson of Israel (1 Chr. 2:6)
Dara O Briain, an Irish comedian and TV presenter
Olu Dara Jones, American musician, father of rapper Nas
Nasir "Nas" bin Olu Dara Jones, American rapper

Pop Culture References for the name Dara