Ancient Greek, Female, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, V names, Word names

Vara

Vara is a Spanish and Portuguese surname meaning “rod, stick, cane” via Latin varus (bandy, bow-legged; bent outwards) derived from a PIE root word. Vara was once used as a Spanish and Portuguese unit of length. Vara could also be a short form of Varvara, the Russian, Greek, and Bulgarian form of Barbara meaning “foreign, strange” from Ancient Greek barbaros.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Varra (English)

 

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