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Given Name MIRANDA
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, Dutch
PRONOUNCED: mə-RAN-də (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful". The name was created by Shakespeare for the heroine in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), about a father and daughter stranded on an island. It did not become a common English given name until the 20th century. This is also the name of one of the moons of Uranus, named after the Shakespearian character.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Marinda, Myranda (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Randi, Randy (English)
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