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. Compare surname Lera.
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 1000 are Ella (#17 from recent data), Elvira and Elva. Adoption of these forms of Lira was at its apex during 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.83%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.33%, down 61%). Ella has historically been popular among parents, while Elva and Elvira are no longer trendy. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Lira and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 baby names are Akira▼, Cira, Diza, Eira, Eiry, Fiora, Gisa, Hera, Kira▲, Laure, Legra, Lexa, Lia▲, Liba, Lida▼, Lila▲, Lina▼, Lior, Lisa▼, Lita, Liva, Liya, Liza▼, Loir, Loire, Mira▲, Moira, Nira, Sima and Uira. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lira.