Meaning:lady of the lake; Small butterfly
Iara is a girl’s name primarily of Arabic and Brazilian origins, meaning “small butterfly” and “lady of the lake.” In Brazilian folklore and based on the ancient Tupi and Guaraní mythology, Iara was the name given to a water nymph or mermaid in the Amazon River. The story of the beautiful green-haired and faired-skin goddess differs depending on oral traditions, but her legacy lives on regardless. With an etymology that has been passed down through generations, Iara is the perfect timeless choice for your tiny tot.
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