Bara Family History
Bara Name Meaning
Polish: from a shortened vernacular form of the personal name Bartłomiej (see Bartholomew ). Czech (Bára) and Slovak: from a pet form of the female personal name Barbora (Czech) Barbara (Slovak) or possibly of the male personal name Bartoloměj (Czech) Bartolomej (Slovak); see Bartholomew . Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Barabás (see Barabas ). French: probably from the regional form bara ‘ram’ a nickname relating to some characteristic of this animal or from Old French and Occitan barat ‘ruse guile’ denoting a sly or deceitful person. Compare Barra Spanish: habitational name from Bara in Huesca province (Aragon). Possibly also Scottish: habitational name from Bara the name of an old manor and parish in East Lothian.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press