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Meaning and name origin

Myra \m(y)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced MYE-rah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Myra is "myrrh". Feminine of Myron. A poetic and literary invention in the 17th century, and used as a given name since the 19th century. See also Mayra and Moira. Author Maira Kalman.


Myra has 5 variant forms: Maira, Mira, Myrah, Myree and Myriah.

For more information, see also related girl names Myrella, Omyra, Almera, Elmira and Miranda.


Myra is a very popular first name for females (#385 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#42723 out of 88799, Top 48%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Myra for girls. Myra reached its highest rank of #193 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Myra and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Miranda (#238), Mira (#613), Myra (#638), Moira, Maira, Elmira and Mayra. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elmira, Maira, Mayra, Mira, Miranda, Moira, Myra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Myra is also pronounced similarly to Mahra, Mara, Marah, Mari, Maria, Marra, Mary, Marya, Maura, Mayria, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Merah, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moria and Moyra. Other suggested similar baby names are Cyra, Kyra, Lyra, Mare, Mya, Myka, Myla, Myrla, Myrna, Myrta and Tyra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Myra.