Origin:Irish, Persian, Punjabi, Khmer
Meaning:"oak tree; wealthy; leader; star"
Description:Though Dara in the U.S. would be considered mainly a girls' name – the most recent count is 10 times as many girls given the name last year than boys – it's a boys' name in Ireland, where it's in the Top 100 along with variations Daire and Darragh.
Origin:Hebrew, Slavic or Irish
Meaning:"pearl of wisdom; gift; or oak tree"
Description:Though Dara was an (extremely wise) male figure in the Bible, this name feels mostly feminine to modern Americans. The Irish Gaelic version, Darragh, is well-used in contemporary times for boys.