First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Aara, Aira, Arae, Arah, Ara
Last name origins & meanings:
- Castilianized form of Basque and Catalan Araia, a
habitational name from any of various places called Araia, for example
in Araba, Basque Country, and Catelló de la Plana, Valencia.
- Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called
Araya, as for example the one in Canary Islands.
- Japanese: meaning ‘wild valley’ or ‘new valley’; found in eastern Japan and
pronounced Aratani in western Japan. Neither version is
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