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What does Miri mean?

Miri Pronunciation of Miri [miri] as a girls' name. The name Miri means "wonderful; peace; prosperous". Miri is an alternate spelling of Mira (Latin, Slavic, Hindi): variation of Myra and Miranda.

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


Miri has 4 variants: Mireille, Mireya, Mirra and Myra.

4 more related forms via Mira: Mirana, Miriana, Mirilla and Mirka.

Creative forms:
(female) Marri, Miti, ..

(male) Mier, Mire, ..

Middle name pairings:
Miri Ireland (M.I.), ..

How popular is Miri?

Miri is an uncommon given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#104819 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Mira (#586 via latest list), Mireya (#1501) and Myra (#597) are the prominent variation forms of Miri (unlisted). Adoption of these forms of Miri reached its peak during 1880-1889 (average #1196) and is almost as conventional today (#894, down 13%), but with versions such as Mireya becoming less fashionable. Myra has been the overall favorite, although Mira appears to be getting popular too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mira, Mireya, Myra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Miri is pronounced similarly to Maery, Mahra, Mairi, Marah, Maree, Mari, Mariah, Marie, Marra, Marya, Maura, Maurie, Mayria, Meera, Mera, Merah, Merri, Merry, Mirah, Moira, Mora, Moraia, Moriah, Myrah and Myree. Other suggested similar names are Abri, Airi, Ari, Bari, Bri, Ciri, Dori, Jeri, Jori, Kiri, Liri, Lori, Maci, Mair, Maire, Mairim, Maji, Mali, Mare, Marg, Margi, Marin, Maris, Marji, Marni, Marti, Mei, Merl, Mia, Michi, Mike, Miki, Mikki, Mila, Mim, Mimi, Mina, Mindi, Mirian, Mirla, Mirta, Mirtie, Miya, Moire, Muire, Peri, Shiri, Siri, Teri and Tori. These names tend to be more commonly used than Miri.

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