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What does Mayra mean?

Mayra \ma(y)-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-rah, MYE-rah. It is of Irish origin. 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.


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. Census)

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 Birth Statistics)

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 girl names reached its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3498%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2002%, down 42.8%), with versions such as Marie, May, Mayme, Maymie and Mayra becoming somewhat dated. Malia (#345), Mara (#695), Mariah (#136) and Mariam (#568) are four of the more fashionable birth names here, with Mariah going through a resurgence in usage. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Mayra and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maira, Malia, Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maren, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marie, Marin, Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maryjo, Maura, May, Mayme in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maymie, Mayra, 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, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Mira, Mirra, Mora, Moyra and Myrah. Other suggested similar baby names are Madra, Maya, Mayda, Maysa and Zayra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mayra.