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Meaning and name origin

Lira \l(i)-ra\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Lira is "truly foreign". Lira is a variant of Elvira (Old German): Spanish name of Visigothic origin, probably from ali meaning "other, foreign", as in Eleanor, and wr meaning "true".


Lira is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3308 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lira and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Elvira. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elvira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elvira outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lira is also pronounced similarly to Lara, Larae, Laray, Larea, Lari, Larra, Laura, Lawra, Leora, Liora, Liri, Lora, Lorah, Lori, Loria, Lorra, Lory, Lowra, Lura, Lyra and Lyria. Other suggested similar baby names are Cira, Eira, Kira, Lia, Liba, Lida, Lila, Lina, Lior, Lisa, Lita, Liva, Liya, Liza, Loir, Loire, Mira, Nira and Uira. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lira.