Origin:Native American
Other Origin(s):Arabic
Meaning:Small butterfly; Water lady
Yareli is a girl’s name, possibly of Brazilian or Arabic origin. It may be a variant of the name Yara, which means “water lady” in the Tupian language spoken by the aboriginal Tupi people of Brazil. In Tupi-Guarani mythology, Iara or Yara was the name of a water goddess, deriving from the word yîara meaning “lady of the lake.” Yara also means “small butterfly” in Arabic. Whichever origin you prefer, this name comes with beautiful symbolism either way.
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