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Meaning and name origin

Moira \mo(i)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced MOY-rah. It is of English origin. Variant of Maire (Irish, Gaelic), from Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". See also Mayra and Myra.

Moira has 2 variant forms: Moire and Moyra.

For more information, see also related girl names Moya, Maura and Maureen.


Popularity

Moira is a very popular first name for females (#1855 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Moira for girls (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Moira name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Moira and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary, Maura, Maureen, Mayra, Moira and Myra. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maura, Maureen, Mayra, Moira, Myra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mary, Moira outside U.S.


Similar Names

Moira is also pronounced similarly to Mahra, Maira, Mairi, Mara, Marra, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Mira, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah and Moria. Other suggested similar baby names are Mair, Moia, Moina and Muire. These names tend to be less commonly used than Moira.

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