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Gender: Female Meaning of Yara: "small butterfly" Origin of Yara: Arabic Yara's Popularity in 2017: #987

The name Yara is a girl's name of Arabic, Brazilian origin meaning "small butterfly". Yara is ranked #987 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nature Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

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The exotic Yara is also the name of a beautiful green-skinned Brazilian goddess and might make a more unusual spin on Mara or Sara.

Yara Greyjoy is the name of a strong female character in HBO's Game of Thrones, sister to the troubled Theon. In George R.R. Martin's books, this same character is named Asha; the show's producers changed it to avoid confusion with similar-sounding Osha.

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Famous People Named Yara

Yara Bader, Syrian journalist and human rights activist.
Yara Lasanta, Miss World Puerto Rico 2010.
Yara Shahidi, American actress
Yara Tupynamba, Brazilian painter and artist
Yara Sofia, stage name of Gabriel Burgos Ortiz, Puerto Rican drag queen from "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 3

Pop Culture References for the name Yara

Yara Greyjoy, Theon's sister in the "Game of Thrones" TV series.