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What does Meera mean?

Meera Pronunciation of Meera [meera] as a girls' name is pronounced MEER-ah. It is of Israeli and Hindi origin, and the meaning of Meera is "light; saintly woman". See also Mira.

Associated with: israeli, light.


Meera has 1 variant: Meira.

Related girl names: Almera, Amira and Elmira.

Meera has 5 more relations via Mira: Mireya, Miri, Mirka, Mirra and Myra.

Creative forms:
(female) Meema, Meery, ..

(male) Meema, Meery, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meera Estefany (M.E.), ..

How popular is Meera?

Meera is an uncommon given name for women. Meera is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Meera entered the list in 2010 and reached its apex position of #1293 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Amira (#381 the previous year), Mira (#586), Myra (#597), Mireya (#1501) and Elmira are the prominent alternative forms of Meera (#1293 the previous year). Other forms, like Mirra, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Meera was at its highest in 2015 (average #1059), except for forms like Elmira which have fallen out of style. Amira and Mira are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meera, Amira, Elmira, Mira, Mireya, Myra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Meera is pronounced similarly to Maery, Mahra, Maira, Mairi, Mara, Marah, Maria, Marra, Mary, Maura, Mayra, Mayria, Meerah, Merah, Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merry, Mirah, Moira, Mora, Morah, Moria, Moyra and Myrah. Other recommended names are Ameera, Amera, Bera, Cera, Ciera, Debra, Deedra, Deetra, Devra, Emera, Fedra, Hera, Keara, Keera, Kiera, Leeora, Leora, Madra, Maeja, Mecca, Medea, Media, Medora, Meeca, Meeka, Meelia, Meena, Meerta, Meica, Melba, Melesa, Mella, Menora, Merl, Merna, Meta, Meyta, Mitra, Neera, Nera, Pera, Petra, Piera, Seara, Shera, Teara, Terra, Veera, Veira and Yeira. These names tend to be more commonly used than Meera.

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