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What does Miranda mean?

Miranda Pronunciation of 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.


Miranda has 18 variants: Maranda, Meranda, Mira, Miran, Mirandah, Mirella, Mirelle, Mirra, Mirranda, Myra, Myranda, Myrella, Myrilla, Myrrilla, Randa, Randi, Randie and Randy.

Related girl names: Amanda and Mireya.

Creative forms:
(female) Mirania, Miranna, ..

(male) Miranas, Miranor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Miranda Ana (M.A.), ..

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)

Miranda reached its highest rank of #57 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #278 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Amanda (#316 via latest list), Maranda, Meranda, Mira (#586), Mirella, Mireya (#1501), Myra (#597), Myranda, Randa, Randi, Randie and Randy are the prominent alternative forms of Miranda (#278 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%, 93.2%), with versions like Myranda becoming less fashionable. Mira is the most trendy baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miranda, Amanda, Maranda, Meranda, Mira in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mirella, Mireya, Myra, Myranda, Randa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Randi, Randie, Randy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Miranda is alike in pronunciation to Marianda and Marinda. Other suggested similar names are Branda, Brenda, Brinda, Caranda, Cinda, Corinda, Darinda, Debranda, Derinda, Dianda, Eirana, Frayda, Geralda, Giralda, Haralda, Hinda, Korenda, Larinda, Leanda, Linda, Lorinda, Luanda, Magda, Malynda, Manda, Mandi, Mando, Mandy, Marelda, Marilda, Marinna, Marna, Marnja, Marnya, Maryanna, Matana, Melana, Meralda, Merna, Mihaela, Mihalia, Mikayla, Milada, Milana, Milanka, Miliana, Minda, Mindi, Mindy, Minta, Mirabel, Mirana, Mirian, Miriana, Mirja, Mirjana, Mirna, Mirta, Mirtha, Miyana, Miyanna, Moraia, Morgana, Morna, Muirna, Myrna, Nanda, Nireida, Sanda, Wanda, Zanda, Zarinda and Zinaida. These names tend to be less commonly used than Miranda.

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