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What does Myra mean?

Myra \m(y)-ra\ 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.


Myra has 5 variants: Maira, Mira, Myrah, Myree and Myriah.

For more information, see also related girl names Myrella, Omyra, Almera, Elmira and Miranda.

Myra has 5 more alternative forms via Maira, Mayra, Moira: Maire, Mairi, Moira, Moire and Moyra.


Myra is a very prominent first name for women (#385 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#42723 out of 88799, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Myra for girls. Myra reached its top position of #193 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #638. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Myra name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Myra outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Myra and related names. Elmira, Maira, Mayra, Mira (#613 last year), Miranda (#238) and Moira are the prominent variation forms of Myra (#638 last year) rated in the Top 1000. Usage of this girl name was at its peak in the year 1991 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Elmira, Maira, Mayra and Myra becoming less in vogue. Mira (#613) and Miranda (#238) are two of the more chic baby names here, with Miranda having a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elmira, Maira, Mayra, Mira, Miranda, Moira, Myra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mira, Miranda outside U.S.

Similar Names

Myra is pronounced similarly to Mahra, Mara, Marah, Mari, Maria, Marra, Mary, Marya, Maura, Mayria, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Merah, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah and Moria. Other recommended 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.