US Popularity:1126
Other Origin(s):Brazillian, Persian
Meaning:Small Butterfly; Water lady, lady of the lake; Friend; Strong
Yara is a girl’s name of Arabic and Brazilian origin, meaning “small butterfly” or “water lady.” It developed from the Tupian language spoken by the indigenous Tupi people from Brazil. In Tupi-Guarani mythology, Lara or Yara was the name of a water goddess from the Tupian word yîara, meaning “lady of the lake.” In Arabic, Yara means “small butterfly”—an endearing pet name for your precious little one. Additionally, in PErsian, Yara means "friend" or "strong," which is an apt choice for your newest BFF. Yara beautifully transcends borders with undeniable charm, making it a great pick for your little one.

Yara Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Yara is currently #327 on The Bump
Girl:Yara is currently #142 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Yara is currently #1126 in U.S. births
Girl:Yara is currently #416 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 134
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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