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Meaning and name origin

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

For more information, see also the related girl name Myra.


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maira for girls. Maira reached its highest rank of #732 in the U.S. in 1992. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maira and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Myra (#638), Mayra and Maira. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maira, Mary, Mayra, Myra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maira is also pronounced similarly to Maery, Mahra, Mairi, Mara, Marah, Mari, Maria, Marra, Marya, Maura, Mayria, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Mira, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Moira, Mora and Moyra. Other suggested similar baby names are Daira, Kaira, Madira, Madra, Maia, Maida, Maiga, Mair, Maire, Maisa, Maiya, Mare, Maure, Mavra, Moire, Muire, Saira, Yaira and Zaira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maira.