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, 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).
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).
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.