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Gender: Female Meaning of Nara: "happy" Origin of Nara: Japanese place name or Celtic

The name Nara is a girl's name of Japanese, Hindi, Celtic origin meaning "happy". Nara and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

Soft, simple, and far more unusual than Tara or Farrah. As a Japanese place name, it's been used occasionally as a surname and is beginning to be used as a first. Nara is also the name of a Hindu (male) God and the name means "man" in Hindi.

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Famous People Named Nara

Nara Lofego Leao, Brazilian Bossa Nova Singer
Kwon Nara, South Korean singer of the girl group Hello Venus
Jang Na-ra, South Korean singer and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Nara

Nara-Narayana, Hindu twin-brother avatar of Vishnu
Shikamaru Nara, male character in anime "Naruto"
"Arrival in Nara" and "Leaving Nara," songs by Alt-J
Nara, ancient capital of Japan from AD 710 to 794
Japanese: Oak tree

Narra, Narah


Kiki Says:


In Korea, Nara is the word for "country" as in national country. I love how global Nara is, it fits into so many cultures and languages.

Sarastarnamenerd Says:


Curious whether it rhymes with Mara or Cara? Long A as first A or short A?

Nametag_17RM Says:


My current favourite concerning names, in my opinion I think it's an off-the radar option to Cora which is nice but too popular for my taste.