Gender: Feminine
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: “red ornament.”

The name could actually have a few etymologies, but in Turkish it is a feminine name composed of the elements al (red) and ara (ornament; decoration). It is also the name of a river in Turkey.

In history, it was also borne by a Nubian king, (though in this case the name is of a completely different etymology) who is best known for being the first recorded prince of Nubia.

Alara is currently 471st most popular female name in Germany, (2011).


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