What does Lira mean?
Lira /li-ra/ [2 sylls.] 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 last year), Elvira, Elvina, Elvera, Elva and Elvie. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5228%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1638%, down 68.7%), with the versions Elvie, Elva, Elvera, Elvina and Elvira falling out of fashion. Ella (#17) is the most fashionable baby name among these, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for this name. 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, 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.