Mara is a feminine name of Hebrew origin that means "bitter." In the Bible, Naomi, mother-in-law of Ruth, claimed the name Mara as a way to express her grief after the deaths of her husband and sons. This makes it a unique way to teach baby that death and mourning are a natural part of life. If you want to help baby prepare for all parts of their life journey—the highs and the lows—the name Mara makes for a powerful reminder.
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