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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 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.
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).
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