It’s a good name, I read it as “dapper” but I frequently type “darp” :-(
Was interested to read that Dapr is now v1.0 and decided to check it out. I was initially confused between Dapr and service mesh functionality. But, having used Dapr, it appears to be more focused in aiding the development of (cloud-native) (distributed) apps by providing developers with abstractions for e.g. service discovery, eventing, observability whereas service meshes feel (!