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What does Maranda mean?

Maranda Pronunciation of Maranda [maran-da] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and Maranda means "worthy of admiration". Maranda is a variant form of Miranda (Latin): in Shakespeare's "The Tempest".


Maranda has 4 variants: Meranda, Mirandah, Mirranda and Myranda.

2 more different relations via Miranda: Miran and Randa.

Creative forms:
(female) Maranna, Maranta, ..

(male) Maranka, Maranto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maranda Katy (M.K.), ..

How popular is Maranda?

Maranda is a very popular first name for women (#1528 out of 4276, Top 36%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#36807 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Maranda reached its peak rank of #407 in the U.S. in the year 1994, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Miranda (#278 last year), Randa, Myranda and Meranda are the prominent variation forms of Maranda listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Mirandah, are uncommon. These forms of Maranda reached the apex of their popularity in the year 1995 (median #827) and are now significantly less popular (#1655, 82.2%), with forms such as Miranda falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maranda, Meranda, Miranda, Myranda, Randa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maranda is pronounced similarly to Marianda and Marinda. Other recommended names are Barinda, Branda, Caranda, Darinda, Haralda, Laranca (see Laura), Larinda, Laronda, Lawanda, Mafalda, Malana, Malinda, Malynda, Manda, Maralinda, Maraya, Marelda, Marena, Mariana, Marianna, Marilda, Marina, Marinna, Markeda, Marlana, Marna, Marnia, Marnja, Marnya, Maryanna, Masada, Matana, Mayana, Meralda, Mirana and Zarinda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maranda.

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