What does Myra mean?
Myra [myra] as a girls' 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.
(female) Merra, Myrai, ..
(male) Myrae, Myray, ..
How popular is Myra?
Myra is a very prominent first name for women (#385 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#96033 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Myra for girls. Myra entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #193 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #597. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Elmira, Maira, Mayra (#1275 from recent data), Mira (#586), Miranda (#278), Moira (#1645) and Myriah are the prominent variation forms of Myra (#597 from recent data). Other forms, like Moyra, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Myra was at its peak in the year 1995 (adoption of 0.4%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.1%, ▼69%), with versions like Mayra becoming less in vogue. Mira is the most chic baby name here.
Myra▼ is pronounced similarly to Maery, Mahra, Mara▲, Marah, Maree, Mari▼, Maria▼, Mariah, Marie▼, Marra, Mary▼, Marya, Maura, Meara, Meerah, Meira, Mera, Merah, Merry▼, Mirah, Miri, Morah, Moraia, Moria and Moriah. Other recommended names are Afra, Amyra, Aura, Azra, Bara, Cira, Cyra, Eira, Kera, Kyra▼, Lara, Lyra▲, Madra, Mare, Marja, Marla▼, Mart, Marta▼, Marva▼, Mata, Mavra, Maya▲, Maysa, Mea, Merna, Meyta, Mika, Mila▲, Mima, Mina, Miran, Mirja, Mirna, Moja, Morag, Morna, Muna, Mya, Myka, Myla▲, Myrla, Myrna▼, Myrta▼, Ofra, Sera, Shyra, Tara▼, Tyra▼, Vera▼ and Zayra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Myra.See names in meaning and etymology.