Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Means "lady of the water" in Tupi, from y "water" and îara "lady, mistress". In Brazilian folklore 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.

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VariantsUiara, Yara(Tupi)
Other Languages & CulturesYaritza(Spanish (Latin American))
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Entry updated April 5, 2022