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What does Meera mean?

Meera /mee-ra/ 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Meeda, Meema, ..

(male) Meema, Meery, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Meera for girls. Meera entered the list in 2010 and reached its apex position of #1353 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Amira (#418 the previous year), Mira (#613), Myra (#638), Mireya (#1443) and Elmira are the prominent alternative forms of Meera (#1353 the previous year). Other forms, like Mirra, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Meera was at its highest in 2014 (average #1077), 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.