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What does Mayra mean?

Mayra Pronunciation of Mayra [mayra] as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-rah, MYE-rah. It is of Irish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mayra is "star of the sea". Variant of Maire, a Gaelic form of Mary; also a Spanish form of Maria.

Associated with: irish, star, sea.


Mayra has 5 variants: Maira, Maire, Mairi, Moira and Myra.

43 more related forms via Maire, Maria, Mary: Mair, Mal, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marika, Marin, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryjo, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maurita, Mavra, May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayria, Moire, Morag, Moya and Muire.

Creative forms:
(female) Mayna, Morra, ..

(male) Maymar, Maytai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mayra Melanie (M.M.), ..

How popular is Mayra?

Mayra is a very prominent first name for females (#635 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mayra was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #195 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #1275 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Maira, Malia (#313 in 2015), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariah (#155), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Marie (#564), Marika, Marin (#1471), Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maryjo, Maura (#1490), May (#1658), Mayme, Maymie, Moira (#1645) and Myra (#597) are the prominent related forms of Mayra (#1275 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Mayra was well-received in the 1890s (usage of 9.78%) and has become much less since (usage 0.7%, 92.8% less), with versions such as Mary becoming less trendy. Mara and Mariam are two of the more fashionable birth names here.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marika, Marin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryjo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maura, May, Mayme, Maymie, Moira, Myra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mayra is alike in pronunciation to Maery, Mahra, Marah, Mari, Marra, Maurie, Meara, Meera, Meerah, Meira, Mera, Merah, Merri, Merry, Mira, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moria, Moyra, Myrah, Myree and Myriah. Other suggested similar names are Bara, Cara, Cyra, Daira, Dara, Gavra, Hajra, Iara, Jadra, Kaira, Karra, Larra, Laura, Lavra, Madera, Madira, Madra, Maeja, Magda, Maia, Maida, Maiga, Maja, Mala, Malka, Malva, Manda, Marfa, Marva, Maryka, Maya, Mayah, Mayda, Maye, Maygan, Maysa, Moyna, Myla, Myrla, Myrna, Myrta, Nadra, Omyra, Sara, Tamra, Tarra, Tyra, Yara, Zara and Zayra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mayra.

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