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I met someone today with this name, but previously I had never heard of it. I think it is a very pretty name.
E.J  3/11/2006
There is also a Swedish name Eira. This name is derived from Eir, the goddess of healing in Old Norse mythology.
Ylva  6/19/2006
I love the meaning of this name! I wish I knew the proper pronunciation. Is it just "Ear-rah"?
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Pronounced AY-ra ('ay' as in 'bay') in North Wales, and EYE-ra in South Wales.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2006
I think Eira is a very pretty name. I think if I have a girl she'll be named Eira Rose.
metope  12/16/2006
This is a really beautiful name, and I love the meaning of it too.
Rae_  3/12/2007
I think this has a good potential for a middle name or first, however it could easily be confused with the word 'Error' or 'Era', besides this it's a fine name.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2008
The name wouldn't be mistook for Era or Error because they are pronounced completely different. Where I live, we pronounce the word snow as "Ay-Ra", with "Ay" as in "Bay".
DontDissMadison  2/8/2008
Eira should not be confused with the masculine name Ira, which sounds the same.
my_name_isobel  12/4/2008
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Norse Mythology
A more feminine form of Eir used in Norway. Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
ingimarr  6/11/2009
I think this is a wonderfully lovely name. :)
walesgal92  6/20/2009
It's beautiful! I love Welsh names.
_0TophasNails_1  1/2/2010
This name is pronounced as [AY-ruh]
SakiHeart  7/13/2012
My ex-neighbour Eira in Ceredigion, a Welsh-speaking area of coastal Wales, pronounces the first syllable to rhyme with EYE.
Just Jonquil  8/7/2014
There was a character in the fifth season of Merlin with this name. Not to spoil anything for anyone but she's not a very nice character.
kvpp88  10/14/2014
One of my favorite names. Ever.
Ianthe  5/18/2015
This is my daughter's name and we pronounce it 'Ay-ra'. Although people correctly say that you will hear it pronounced 'Ay-ra' or 'Eye-ra' in Wales, where we are from, it was important to us that we got it right by Welsh speakers, not being Welsh speakers ourselves. We asked a lot of friends, colleagues and acquaintances whose first language was Welsh and they all pronounced it 'Ay-ra'. Both pronunciations are lovely though in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2016

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