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What does Lyra mean?

Lyra Pronunciation of Lyra [lyra] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the name Lyra means "lyre". Lyra is a variant form of Lyris (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Lyra has 1 variant: Lyria.

Creative forms:
(female) Lyca, Lyre, ..

(male) Lylar, Lyrio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyra Nina (L.N.), ..

How popular is Lyra?

Lyra is an uncommon first name for females but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#130443 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lyra was first listed in 2008 and reached its top rank of #984 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyra name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lyra is alike in pronunciation to Lara, Larae, Laray, Larea, Laree, Lari, Larra, Laura, Lauri, Lawra, Leeora, Leorah, Liora, Lira, Liri, Loree, Lorey, Lori, Loria, Lorie, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorri, Lory and Lowra. Other recommended names are Adra, Akyra, Aura, Azra, Bera, Cara, Cora, Cyra, Dora, Edra, Kera, Kyra, Lada, Lala, Lark, Lata, Layla, Lea, Leia, Leta, Lina, Lita, Liya, Lola, Lona, Loyda, Lycia, Lyda, Lyla, Lyna, Lynea, Lynn, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyssa, Lyvia, Lyza, Lyzz, Myra, Nora, Nura, Rora, Sara, Tara, Thyra, Tyra, Yara, Zara and Zora. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lyra.

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