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.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%, 1.4% less), 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)
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.