What does Miranda mean?
Miranda /mi-ran-da/ 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.
(female) Marranda, Mirantea, ..
(male) Miranas, Miranman, ..
How popular is Miranda?
Miranda is a very prominent first name for women (#480 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#437 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Miranda for girls. Miranda reached its highest rank of #57 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #238 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Amanda (#314 via latest list), Maranda, Meranda, Mira (#613), Mirella, Mireya (#1443), Myra (#638), Myranda, Randa, Randi, Randie and Randy are the prominent alternative forms of Miranda (#238 via latest list). These relations of Miranda reached the peak of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 2.7%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2%, ▼92.9%), with versions like Myranda becoming less fashionable. Mira is the most trendy baby name in this compilation.
Miranda▼ is alike in pronunciation to Marianda and Marinda. Other suggested similar names are Branda, Brenda▼, Brinda, Caranda, Cinda, Corinda, Darinda, Deanda, Debranda, Derinda, Dianda, Eirana, Frayda, Geralda, Giralda, Haralda, Hinda, Korenda, Larinda, Leanda, Linda▼, Lorinda, Luanda, Manda▼, Mandi▼, Mando, Mandy▼, Maralinda, Maraya, Mariana, Marilda, Marina▼, Marlana, Marna, Marnia, Marnya, Masada, Melania, Melynda, Meralda, Merna, Mihaila, Mikaela, Milada, Milana▲, Milanka, Miliana, Minda, Mindy▼, Minta▼, Mirana, Mirian, Miriana, Mirilla, Mirja, Mirjana, Mirla, Mirna, Miyana, Miyanna, Mlada, Moraia, Morgana, Morna, Muirna, Myrna▼, Nanda, Nireida, Sanda, Wanda▼, Zanda, Zarinda and Zinaida. These names tend to be less commonly used than Miranda.