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Myra 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 form 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 names Myrella, Omyra, Almera, Elmira and Miranda. Baby names that sound like Myra are Mera, Mara, Mora and Moyra.
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Popularity of Myra
Myra is a very popular first name for women (#385 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#42723 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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