Monday, 24 August 2009

The origin of the surname Makara

Makara, is an ancient name of Brythonic and Goidelic origin, being one of the oldest family names on record in the British Isles and Eire.

MAKARA carries the meaning of 'My Friend'.

As a modern surname MAKARA has developed spelling variants in Celtic languages as McARA, McCARA, MacCARA and MACARA.

In the modern Irish Gaelic language the term 'Mo Chara' means 'My Friend' and is pronounced "Mu Karra".

In recent times the girls name KARA, meaning 'Friend' has gained popularity among Celtic cultures.