Given Name IARA

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

From Tupi y "water" and îara "lady, mistress". In Brazilian legend this is the name of a beautiful river nymph who would lure men into the water. She may have been based upon earlier Tupi legends.
VARIANTS: Uiara, Yara (Tupi)


mythology, water
Entry added December 8, 2017