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Don't recall meeting any boys named Arata in Japan, but there are many possibilities, so maybe it's just one more I haven't encountered. It's not one of the more common names anyway.
-- abbasdaughter  12/26/2005
This name is female as well. A famous female bearer is "Arata Tomori".
-- minikui  2/16/2009
A character in the manga Moe Kare.
-- VampireTears  7/12/2009
Arata is currently popular for boys with 新 being in 73rd place. The other one, 新太, is in 248th place. Compare that to 1989 when they're in 302nd place and 3647th place respectively.

Popularity sources: http://5go.biz/sei/cgi/ninki1.htm and http://www.namaejiten.com/h01/boy01.html
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Arata, when used as 新 or あらた (hiragana for Arata), can be used on both genders, although for girls, it's used rarely.

Other uses for Arata:
新大, 新汰 (all boys).
-- m4yb3_daijirou  3/31/2015

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