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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
EIRA
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

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