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What does Lira mean?

Lira Pronunciation of Lira [li-ra] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the meaning of the name Lira is "truly foreign". Lira is an alternate spelling of Elvira (Old German): Spanish name of Visigothic origin.


4 alternative forms via Elvira: Alvira, Ella, Elva and Elwira.

Creative forms:
(female) Liren, Lizra, ..

(male) Lice, Liren, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lira Marisol (L.M.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Lira (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Ella (#18 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 33%). Ella has historically been popular among parents, while versions like Elva are no longer trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvira, Ella, Elva, Elvira in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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