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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 is a very popular first name for females (#385 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#42723 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Myra for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Myra and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elmira, Maira, Mayra, Mira, Miranda, Moira and Myra. (2015 statistics).
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.
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