Mara (name)

Mara is an Irish: shortened form of O’Mara; Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal names Márkus (Hungarian form of Marcus) or Márton (Hungarian form of Martin), or from a short form of the old ecclesiastical name Marcel; and Czech (Mára): from a pet form of the personal name Marek or Martin.

Mara as a girl's first name is pronounced MAHR-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mara is "bitter". Biblical: Naomi, mother-in-law of Ruth, claimed the name Mara as an expression of grief after the deaths of her husband and sons. May also be used as variant of Mary and as a short form of Tamara.[1]


People with this surname

People with this given name


Fictional characters

  • Marller ("Mara"), a demon in the manga and anime series Oh My Goddess!
  • Mara Jade, a character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
  • Mara of the Acoma, lead character in the Raymond E. Feist / Janny Wurts "Empire" Trilogy
  • a goddess in the video game series The Elder Scrolls
  • Mara, a recurring demon in the Megami Tensei Video Game Series developed by Atlus.
  • Mara, Lord of Illusion, a powerful character in Roger Zelazny's novel Lord of Light
  • in the animated series BlackStar, a sorceress from the planet Sagar
  • one of the Deities in The Belgariad, by David Eddings
  • Mara, a character in the Micronauts comic book series
  • Mara, the main character in the Eloise Jarvis McGraw book Mara, Daughter of the Nile
  • the SF Mara, a fast and agile Shivan fighter in the game FreeSpace 2
  • Mara, a character in Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann's "A Step Towards Gomorrah"
  • Mara, a magic seller in the game Diablo II Lord of Destruction
  • Mara, a character in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques
  • Mara, a character in the animated series The New Adventures of He-Man
  • Mara Aramov, the antagonist of the Syphon Filter series
  • Mara, in the game The Matrix Online, the main location for commerce and combat on non-hostile servers
  • Mara, a character in Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo
  • Mara, the Buddhist demon as portrayed in the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction at the Disneyland Resort.
  • Mara, a character in Scottish author George MacDonald's novel Lilith, based in part on the biblical personage of the same name (see above).
  • Mara, a character in the Oracles Of Fire / Dragons In Our Midst series by Bryan Davis
  • Mara, the female love-interest character in the film, Time Machine.
  • Mara Jaffray, from House of Anubis
  • Mara Chaffee, character played by Lindsey Huan, in 1995 film Village of the Dammed


See also

  • Mara (disambiguation)

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