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pinWhat does Mayra mean?

Mayra /may-ra/ 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.


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

Mayra has 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.

Kreatif forms: Maera, Malra, Mayja. [more]

pinHow 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)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Mayra for girls. Mayra was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #195 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Maira, Malia (#345 in 2014), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#695), Maren, Maria (#115), Mariah (#136), Mariam (#568), Marian, Marie (#579), Marin, Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maryjo, Maura, May, Mayme, Maymie, Moira and Myra (#638) are the prominent related forms of Mayra appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Mayra was well-received during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.35%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2%, 42.8% less), with versions such as Marie, May, Mayme, Maymie and Mayra becoming somewhat dated. Malia, Mara, Mariah and Mariam are four of the more fashionable birth names here, with Mariah going through a resurgence in usage.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mayra, Maira, Malia, Mame, Mamie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maren, Maria, Mariah, Mariam in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marian, Marie, Marin, Marita, Marla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marlo, Mary, Maryjo, Maura, May in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mayme, Maymie, Moira, Myra in U.S.

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

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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 baby 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.