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What does Maira mean?

Maira Pronunciation of Maira [maira] as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-rah. It is of Irish origin. Variant of Mary. See also Mayra.

Related girl name: Myra.

Associated with: irish.


52 relations via Mary, Mayra: Mair, Maire, Mairi, Mal, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilla, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Marysa, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maurita, Mavra, May, Mayme, Mayra, Mayria, Mimi, Miriam, Moira, Moire, Morag, Moya, Muire and Myra.

Creative forms:
(female) Maera, Maiba, ..

(male) Maima, Maina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maira Nariah (M.N.), ..

How popular is Maira?

Maira is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2122 out of 4276, Top 50%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#76946 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Malia (#313 from current records), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Marilla, Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Mariska, Marita, Maritza (#1201), Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maura (#1490), May (#1658), Mayme, Mayra (#1275), Mimi, Miriam (#294), Moira (#1645) and Myra (#597) are the prominent varying forms of Maira listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Mairi, are seldom used. These relations of Maira were popular with parents during 1890-1899 (average #1299) and are now significantly less popular (#1338, 92.9% less usage), with versions such as Marlo becoming less in vogue. Mary has been the top favorite, though Maria is currently more frequently used.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maira, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Mara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariana, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marilla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maura, May in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayme, Mayra, Mimi, Miriam, Moira, Myra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maira is alike in pronunciation to Maery, Mahra, Marah, Maraya, Mari, Maurie, Meara, Meera, Meerah, Meira, Mera, Merah, Merri, Merry, Mira, Mirah, Mireya, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moraia, Moria, Moyra and Myrah. Other recommended names are Caera, Cira, Daira, Dara, Eira, Fabra (see Fabia), Fara, Gavra, Kaira, Karra, Keira, Lara, Maaja, Madera, Madira, Madra, Mai, Maia, Maicy, Maida, Maiga, Maime, Mairead, Mairim, Maisa, Maisy, Maiya, Maja, Mala, Manika, Marfa, Marika, Mariza, Mart, Mata, Maxima, Maya, Maysa, Meica, Mirja, Muirna, Nadira, Nira, Sabra, Saira, Samira, Shira, Yaira, Zahra and Zaira. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maira.

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