What does Miranda mean?
Miranda \m(i)-ran-da, mir(a)-nda\ as a girls' name is pronounced mer-ANN-dah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Miranda is "worthy of admiration". In Shakespeare's "The Tempest", Miranda is an innocent girl raised and educated on an isolated island by her magician father. Actress Miranda Richardson.
Miranda is a very prominent first name for women (#480 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#634 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Miranda for girls. Miranda reached its highest rank of #57 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #238 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Miranda and corresponding names. Amanda (#314 a year ago), Maranda, Mira (#613), Mireya, Myra (#638), Myranda, Randi and Randy are the prominent alternative forms of Miranda (#238 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the peak of its popularity in the year 1997 and is now much less widespread, with versions like Amanda, Maranda, Mireya, Myranda and Randi falling out of fashion. Mira (#613) and Miranda (#238) are two of the more trendy baby names in this compilation, with Miranda undergoing a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)