What does Lira mean?
Lira /li-ra/ as a girls' name. Lira's name origin is Old German, and the meaning of the name Lira is "truly foreign". Lira is an alternate spelling of Elvira (Old German): Spanish name of Visigothic origin.
(female) Liraia, Lizra, ..
(male) Lirala, Liren, ..
How popular is Lira?
Lira is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3116 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular varying forms of Lira (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Ella (#17 from recent data), Elvira, Elva and Alvira. Usage of these forms of Lira was at its apex during 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.9%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.6%, down 31%). Ella has historically been popular among parents, while versions like Elva are no longer trendy. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Lira and associated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Lira is alike in pronunciation to Lara, Larae, Laray, Larea, Laree, Lari, Larra, Laura▼, Lauri▼, Lawra, Leeora, Leora▼, Leorah, Liora, Lora▼, Loree, Lori▼, Lorie▼, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorry, Lory, Lowra, Lyra and Lyria. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Adra, Amira▲, Ara▼, Azra, Ceira, Cira, Edra, Eira, Hera, Kera, Kira▲, Kyra▼, Lala, Lark, Lia▲, Liana▲, Liba, Liby, Lida▼, Lies, Ligia, Lila▲, Lili, Lina, Linn, Lior, Lisa▼, Lita, Liv▲, Liva, Livya, Liya, Liza▼, Loir, Loire, Luba, Luisa, Lyna, Mara▲, Mira▲, Nera, Nira, Ora▼, Orra, Piera, Shira, Siera, Tora and Uira. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lira.