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Dilara or Delara is a Persian female first name popular in Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Afghanistan. It has Persian roots and comes from the Persian word del (دل means heart). In Persian "ara" is a suffix means something used as ornament to beautify. It can be translated as “she who delights the heart” or “she who is pleasing” [1] or "what makes heart beautiful".

It is also closely related to the Turkish word dilek (desire).[2]

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  1. ^ Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches deutsches Vornamenbuch. Bd. 1, A-E. De Gruyter, Berlin 1996, ISBN 3-11-014445-X, S. 512.
  2. ^ Duden. Das große Vornamenlexikon. 3., völlig neu bearb Aufl., Dudenverlag, Mannheim 2007, ISBN 978-3-411-06083-2, S. 121.