Meaning and Name Origin
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)
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)
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.