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Moira 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 names Moya, Maura and Maureen.
Baby names that sound like Moira are Mira, Maira, Mora and Meira.
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Popularity of Moira
Moira is a very popular first name for women (#1855 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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