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This could also be a feminine form of Darren.
I like it for a girl.
Sounds completely feminine. A beautiful and unique name.
In 2018, 29 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Dara who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 934th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 25 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Dara who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 13, 419th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
In Irish author Maeve Binchy's novel Firefly Summer, the female protagonist is an adolescent girl named Dara, and she specifically talks about how her name means oak tree and it comes from the same root as Kildare, which means church of the oak tree.
There is a writing error in the first sentence of this entry: the word 'means' is used twice - and one of them is capitalised (which it shouldn't be). [noted -ed]
Also Serbian as both a name and nickname of Darinka.
As a native Hebrew speaker, this is not a Hebrew name. It is not in common use in Israel nor does it have any meaning in Hebrew that I can think of. [noted -ed]
Dara Torres is an American swimmer who is a 12 time Olympic medalist. She competed in the 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008 Olympics. In 2008, at 41, she was the oldest swimmer to qualify for the US Olympic swim team.
Akin to the pronunciation guide, this name is pronounced DAH-rə. (Sometimes it's DAH-ra if you speak with an Irish accent.)
My best friend's little sister is named Dara. I think it's adorable.
Used in Croatia as a nickname for Darinka.
In Gaelic, "Dara" is the word for "second" (as in "after the first"; not time seconds). Second child heh-heh. Dara, as a name, is derived from "doire", which means oak wood or grove (the Gaelic word for oak is "dair"). Oaks are sacred trees in Celtic mythology, and appear in many legends. In fact, the word for a Celtic priest, druid, comes from the Celtic word for oak. The surname Mac Dara is a form of Mac Dubhdara which means "son of black oak". Doire is also the name of a city and county in Northern Ireland. It's English name is Derry (or Londonderry, if you prefer :p), but Dara is a much prettier anglicisation.
Dara O'Brien is a prominent Irish comedian both in Ireland and the UK and currently hosts the popular panel show Mock the Week.
I like a lot of names that rhyme with this name, like Tara, Kara, and Lara, and Sara is also decent if overused and dull, but this name sounds a bit wrong. I just don't like the sound. It's ugly and heavy somehow.
I think the name is beautiful. As a female bearer of the name myself, I think it is quite different and interesting!
Irish comedian Dara O'Brain pronounces his name DA-ra.
My first name is Dara, and since people seem to be incapable of pronouncing it correctly: It's "dare-uh", like Sara with a D.
"Dara" is "tare" in Romanian.
Dara is a very beautiful name. I also pronounce it Dare-ah.
This is a very pretty name. When I see this name I pronounce it Dare-ah.
Dara is short version of Serbian name "Darinka", and that cames from word "dar" that means gift.
This name is also used in Ireland in the form of MacDara (literally translated means son of Dara). Even if a person's father goes by a different name it can still be used.
"Dar" means "tree" in Kurdish, and Dara is a Kurdish name (m).

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