Mara Origin and Meaning

The name Mara is girl's name of Hebrew, Czech origin meaning "bitter".
Mara is the evocative ancient root of Mary, appearing in the Book of Ruth, in which Naomi, devastated after the death of her two sons, says "Call me not Naomi, call me Mara." It's one of the girl names starting with M that both fits in and stands out.

Mara is a multicultural name, also a Kiswahili word meaning "a time," and could be conceived as a geographical name, being a river flowing through Kenya and Tanzania.

As a child actress, Mara Wilson played leading roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire.
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Famous People Named Mara

  • Mara Elizabeth WilsonAmerican actress
  • Mara SchiavocampoAmerican news correspondent
  • Mara HoffmanAmerican fashion designer
  • Mara Brankovińádaughter of Serbian monarch ńźurańĎ (George) Brankovińá, member of the harem of Sultan Murad II of the Ottoman Empire
  • Mara LiassonAmerican journalist
  • La Marapen name of German writer Marie Lipsius
  • Kate MaraAmerican actress
  • (Patricia) Rooney MaraAmerican actress

Mara in Pop Culture

  • Mara aka MarzannaSlavic goddess of winter, death, and harvest
  • Mara Jade Skywalkercharacter in the "Star Wars Extended Universe" series
  • Maraa goddess of love and compassion from "The Elder Scrolls" videogames
  • "Mara: Daughter of the Nile" novel by Eloise McGraw
  • Mara Jaffraya character on TV's "House of Anubis"
  • Maraantagonist of "The Clockwork Forest," by Doug Macleod
  • Mara Aramovcharacter in the "Syphon Filter" video game series
  • Mara Wadecharacter in 1965 movie "Mara of the Wilderness"
  • Mara Amrita Dyertitle character in Michelle Hodkin's novel series
  • Maraone of seven Gods in David Eddings' series "The Belgariad"
  • Mara Carlylemain character in novel "Spontaneous" by¬†Aaron¬†Starmer
  • Mara is a genus of the cavy family of rodents
  • Maraa tempter figure in Buddhism