Origin:Armenian
Popularity:3731
Meaning:King; Brings rain
Ara is a gender-neutral given name that originated in Armenia. According to Armenian legend, Ara was an extremely handsome king. So handsome, in fact, that Semiramis, an Assyrian queen, went to war to capture him. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Ara means "king," but it might be refreshing to learn that this distinctive name for boys and girls alike also means "brings rain." Rainwater is symbolic of new life, growth, and possibility, making Ara an ideal name for your precious newborn.

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