"shining light"

Inara Origin and Meaning

The name Inara is girl's name meaning "shining light".
Inara is of those words that seems to mean something different in each of a dozen different languages, and was the name of an important goddess to the Ancient Hittites. But it owes much of its (admittedly scant) popularity as a baby name to Joss Whedon's cult hit sci-fi series Firefly, in which one of the main characters is named Inara Serra. Bottom line: One of the most intriguing and easily-translated Arabic names for girls.

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Famous People Named Inara

  • Inara Maryland GeorgeAmerican musician
  • Inara IbrahimovaAzerbaijani volleyball player
  • Ināra MūrnieceLatvian journalist and politician
  • Inara SattarovaUzbekistani rhythmic gymnast
  • Ināra TeterevaLatvian philanthropist
  • Princess Inaara Aga KhanGerman,born philanthropist

Inara in Pop Culture

  • Inara Serracharacter from "Firefly" and "Serenity."
  • In HittiteHurrian mythology, Inara was the goddess of the wild animals of the steppe, equal to the Greek goddess Artemis.