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pinWhat does Myra mean?

Myra /myra/ [2 sylls.] 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.

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.

Kreatif forms: Merra, Myri, Myry. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity 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 #638. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Elmira, Maira, Mayra, Mira (#613 last year), Miranda (#238) and Moira are the prominent variation forms of Myra (#638 last year). Forms like Moyra are uncommon. Usage of these girl names was at its peak in the year 1991 (usage of 0.3171%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2159%, 31.9%), 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. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Myra and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Miranda, Moira in U.S.

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

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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.