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 wêr 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).
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.