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.
People with this surname
- Adele Mara (b. 1923), American actress
- John Mara, current co-owner of the New York Giants
- John Andrew Mara, Canadian politician, rancher and merchant
- Kamisese Mara (1920-2004), President of Fiji
- Kate Mara, American actress
- Paul Mara, ice hockey player
- Rooney Mara, actress
- Tim Mara, former owner of the New York Giants football team
- Wellington Mara, former owner of the New York Giants
People with this given name
- Mara Bar-Serapion, ancient Syriac writer
- Mara Carfagna, Italian politician
- Mara Liasson, American political correspondent
- Mara Rosolen, Italian shot putter
- Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
- Mara Sapon-Shevin, professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University
- Mara Wilson, child actress
- nickname of Martti Ahtisaari, a career diplomat and former President of Finland
- nickname for Maria (given name) in Bulgarian, Croatian, and Serbian
- nickname for Tamara (name)
- Naomi (Bible), self-named Mara, meaning "bitterness", after she suffered the deaths of her husband and her two sons
- 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
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