US Popularity:1215
Mara is a feminine name of Hebrew origin that means "bitter." In the Bible, Naomi, mother-in-law of Ruth, claimed the name Mara as a way to express her grief after the deaths of her husband and sons. This makes it a unique way to teach baby that death and mourning are a natural part of life. If you want to help baby prepare for all parts of their life journey—the highs and the lows—the name Mara makes for a powerful reminder.

Mara Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mara is currently #303 on The Bump
Girl:Mara is currently #131 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mara is currently #1215 in U.S. births
Girl:Mara is currently #453 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 159
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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