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What does Mira mean?

Mira Pronunciation of Mira [mi-ra] as a girls' name is pronounced MEER-ah. It is of Latin, Slavic and Hindi origin, and the meaning of Mira is "wonderful; peace; prosperous". Variant of Myra and Miranda. In Spanish, "mira" means , "Look!" The name was most common in the 19th century. See also Meera. Actress Mira Sorvino; fashion designer Myrčne de Premonville.

Associated with: wonderful (good), peace, prosperous (wealthy), 19th century.


Mira has 15 variants: Mirana, Mireille, Mirella, Mirelle, Mireya, Miri, Miriana, Mirielle, Mirilla, Mirka, Mirra, Myra, Myrella, Myrene and Myrilla.

Related girl names: Mimi, Almera, Amira, Elmira and Mirabel.

6 more alternative forms via Meera, Miranda, Myra: Maira, Meira, Miran, Myrah, Myree and Myriah.

Creative forms:
(female) Merra, Miar, ..

(male) Mian, Mimac, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mira Mariela (M.M.), ..

How popular is Mira?

Mira is a very popular first name for females (#1934 out of 4276, Top 45%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#18153 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mira reached its top position of #586 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Amira (#381 last year), Elmira, Maira, Meera (#1293), Mimi, Miranda (#278), Mirella, Mireya (#1501), Myra (#597) and Myriah are the popular alternative forms of Mira (#586 last year). Adoption of these forms of Mira was at its most widespread 2 decades ago (median #1467) and has become significantly lower since (#1330, 52.8% less usage), with forms like Elmira becoming less in vogue. Amira and Mira are two of the more trendy baby names here.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mimi, Miranda, Mirella, Mireya, Myra, Myriah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mira is pronounced similarly to Maery, Mairi, Mara, Marah, Maria, Mariah, Marie, Marra, Mary, Maura, Mayra, Mayria, Meara, Meerah, Mera, Merah, Merri, Merry, Mirah, Mireio, Moira, Mora, Moria, Moriah and Moyra. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Azra, Cera, Cira, Cyra, Eira, Kaira, Kira, Lira, Mair, Maire, Mare, Marla, Marna, Mart, Mea, Meda, Meirna, Mena, Mia, Miah, Mica, Mika, Mila, Mim, Mima, Min, Mina, Minda, Mirja, Mirla, Mirna, Mirta, Mitra, Miya, Moire, Morag, Muire, Muirna, Muna, Myrna, Nera, Nira, Nora, Ora, Sera, Shira, Uira, Veira and Yara. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mira.

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