The name comes directly from the Lithuanian meaning, “eagle.”
The name is borne by Survivor winner and actor, Aras Baskaukas (b.1981).
Though of a different etymological root, the name is also found in Greek mythology as the name of an autocthon. He is believed to have founded the town of Arantea, and was worshipped as a minor god.
Currently, Aras is the 329th most popular male name in Germany, (2011).