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What does Meera mean?

Meera /mee-ra/ [2 sylls.] 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.


Meera has 1 variant: Meira.

Related girl names: Almera, Amira and Elmira.

Meera has 15 more related variations via Mira: Mirana, Mireille, Mirella, Mirelle, Mireya, Miri, Miriana, Mirielle, Mirilla, Mirka, Mirra, Myra, Myrella, Myrene and Myrilla.

Kreatif forms: Meeda, Meema, Meeri. [more]

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)

Amira (#418 the previous year), Mira (#613), Myra (#638), Mireya and Elmira are the prominent alternative forms of Meera (outside Top 1000). Forms like Miriana are uncommon. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.27%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.2662%, down 1.4%), but with the forms Elmira, Mireya and Myra becoming less in vogue. Mira (#613) and Amira (#418) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Meera and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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, Mara, Marra, Maura, Mayra, Meara, Meerah, Mera, Merah, Merri, Merry, Moira, Mora and Moyra. Other recommended similar baby names are Keera, Meeca, Meeka, Meena, Meerta, Neera and Veera. These names tend to be more commonly used than Meera.