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Meaning and Name Origin

Maira \ma(i)-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-rah. It is of Irish origin. Variant of Mary. See also Mayra.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Myra.


Maira has 22 related variations via Mary, Mayra: Mair, Maire, Mairi, Malia, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maria, Marita, Marja, Marla, Marya, Masha, Maura, Maure, Mavra, Mayra, Mayria, Moira, Moire, Muire and Myra.


Maira is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2122 out of 4276, Top 50%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Maira for girls. Maira was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #732 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maira name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maira and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Maira listed in the Top 1000 are Malia (#345 the previous year), Mara (#695), Maria (#115), Marita, Marla, Mary (#120), Maura, Mayra, Moira and Myra (#638). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Maira, Marla, Maura, Mayra and Myra falling out of style. Malia (#345) and Mara (#695) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maira, Malia, Mara, Maria, Marita, Marla, Mary, Maura, Mayra, Moira, Myra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Maira is alike in pronunciation to Maery, Mahra, Marah, Mari, Marra, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Mira, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora and Moyra. Other recommended similar baby names are Daira, Kaira, Madira, Madra, Maia, Maida, Maiga, Maisa, Maiya, Saira, Yaira and Zaira. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maira.