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Miranda is the name of Lizzie's best friend on the Disney show, Lizzie McGuire.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2005
"Miranda rights" or the "Miranda warning" is the name given to the list of rights a cop must read to a suspect upon arrest, including the right to not incriminate oneself and the right to an attorney who can be present at questioning, making it clear that any statement the suspect makes can be used against him and that the court is required to appoint an attorney if the suspect can't afford one. The "Miranda" in the title comes from the Supreme Court case Ernesto Miranda v. State of Arizona, which established the necessity of these warnings.
-- splintercat  11/14/2005
I feel the name is over-used, although I have a friend named Miranda who is very intelligent and I've found that several of the name's bearers are anything but ordinary. Famous bearer - Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, Flight of the Pheonix, War of the Worlds).
-- Arowen Half-Elven  12/6/2005
Miranda Richardson is a British actress, and there is a character named Miranda on the TV series "Sex and the City".
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Miranda is a Shakespearian character. In the play, "The Tempest" she and her father, Prospero, are shipwrecked on an island for years, until some more people come and rescue them. She falls in love with one of them, his name is Ferdinand. I like her because she's gutsy and independant.
-- hana  1/27/2006
Miranda Kerr is an Australian model. She is pretty yet really skinny.
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
A pretty name.
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
The meaning fits this name. I like it.
-- Milene  3/13/2006
I have always liked this name. Very pretty, feminine but strong. I haven't found that it is overused.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I love this name. It sounds classy and mysterious. Though, I don't like the nicknames Randy, Mandy or Manda which sound annyoing. Mindy is fine but I prefer just Miranda.
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2006
Miranda is a beautiful name that evokes grace, independence and admirable talent.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2006
Ha! Great name! I am writing a novel in which the *hem* amazing main character is named Miranda, and she is very entertaining. Great book. If I ever publish it.
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2006
This name is beautiful. It's a name that is different from the usual names that I choose but I love it. It's kinda mysterious and strong yet also lovely and gentle. Very different name!!
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Miranda was the name of the planet where the government did an experiment with disastrous results in the movie "Serenity" (based on the show Firefly).
-- dramaelf  6/28/2006
One bearer of this name is Miranda Priestly, the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, in the book and movie The Devil Wears Prada. In the movie, she is played by Meryl Streep.
-- HebrideanBlack  7/17/2006
This name could easily be confused with Matilda or Melinda.
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2006
Miranda is the name of one of the main characters on the show Sex and the City.
-- stillbreathingxx  8/12/2006
My name is Meranda. It is said the same way but it is spelled different, it makes me feel different. But anyway I like the name Meranda because it's not very common.
-- Jayfairchild  8/27/2006
For some reason the name Miranda makes me think of the other name Amanda so I think Amanda and Miranda would be good names for twins.
-- clems  11/6/2006
Miranda is the child in the "Miranda books". They are children's books by the Swedish author Kerstin Sundh. For example "Miranda and Love". I really enjoyed reading the books as a child.
By the way I love this name. Very beautiful, and then it even means wonderful. I absorb that name's meaning.
-- elliebeth  1/20/2007
My impression of the name has been ruined by characters in novels I've read. I don't really like the pronunciation either, but I really really like the nickname Mira for it. I also know a Miranda who is the sweetest person in the world. So I guess my perception of the name can't really be correct.
-- YMPvt  3/4/2007
My name is Miranda and I don't like it. It's too common, and for those who don't belive me in school there was girl several years ahead of me and she had the same name as I. And also I was in the SAME class as another 'Miranda' from first to fourth grade. Do you have ANY Idea how annoying that is? And then people get confused and call me Amanda or Samantha.

The name has become very popular thanks to T.V.
-- Alchemist  3/4/2007
It's my name, and I like it well enough. Not MANY people have it, but I have met one or two other Mirandas. It has a very upperclass and formal feeling to it, so I tend to use nicknames: Mimi, Mira, Mrnda, Mrr-Mrr.
-- Brunette23  3/24/2007
Miranda Otto plays Eowyn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
-- melinda1  3/28/2007
I think Miranda is a cool name. If I had a twin, her name would be Miranda. I think that's cool, because my name is Ariel, and both names are moons of the planet Uranus. My parents didn't actually know that at the time. Her middle name would've been after my grandmother.
I only know 2 people with the name, but one is spelled Myranda. I think it's an interesting name that really isn't that common -- I know more people with my name than people named Miranda.
-- ArielleirA  5/2/2007
Miranda Cosgrove is Meghan on the show Drake and Josh.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2007
Miranda is my name, and I love it! I have found it's not too common, and there are plenty of nicknames you can make out of it such as Mrnda, Randa, Mira, etc. But I always go by Miranda. Great meaning, great sounding, great name.
-- Mrnda13  8/31/2007
This is my name and I absolutely love it! It is not overused. I don't really like the nicknames that go along with it. I just go by Miranda.
-- pinkpanther  9/9/2007
I love this name! I first came across it when I was about eleven years old in the novel "Dragonwyck" by Anya Seton and I've loved it ever since then. When I was a teenager my sisters used to ridicule me for liking it and said that all they could think of when they heard it was Carmen Miranda. I just thought that they were showing no class or sophistication when they said things like that. According to the popularity charts it's really not that overused. If I had ever had a second daughter I would have strongly considered this name.
-- queenv  9/27/2007
Miranda Lambert is a very talented country artist.
-- Kekepania  11/24/2007
My name is Miranda and I love it! :] There has only been one time in school where there were two Mirandas in a class of mine. And it was a little confusing, so the teacher just called us Miranda 1 & Miranda 2. Overall, I've enjoyed having this name. I was named after Miranda in the Tempest. And I usually go by Miranda, but my nicknames include Mir, Ran Ran, Mira, Mandy and Randi. Someone even came up with Mirandom, which works perfectly because I'm quite random.
-- mirandachristine  12/3/2007
Miranda Cosgrove was Summer on School of Rock and Meghan on Drake and Josh and is Carly in iCarly.
-- scott  1/19/2008
Miranda Grey is the name of the other main character (the one who gets collected) in John Fowles's The Collector. I'm not sure I could use this name for a child because it's so strongly tied to that character for me.
-- FuschiaNicole  2/7/2008
Miranda is a song by Fleetwood Mac, which I so happened to get addicted to for a month or two. I've grown to love this name!
-- Carriebear_Nocare  3/4/2008
It's my name and I DO like it. I think it's unusual and I love that it means "admirable." It's intelligent, different, and beautiful.
-- miranda22  3/10/2008
It's grown on me a little, but it will always remind me of that weird phase I went through in fifth grade where I found the moon Miranda really creepy after a field trip to the planetarium.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2008
My name is Miranda and overall, I would have to say I love this name. Miranda is NOT an overused name, I could probably count on 2 hands how many Mirandas I've met in my life. I actually find it exciting when I meet one because it's rare. I normally go by Miranda, but one of my church friends came up with Mirda, and that's kind of stuck with lots of people for me. I really dislike the other nicknames besides like Ran Ran and Mir Mir for little kids.
-- cheerios  4/24/2008
This is quite a beautiful name, but overused, and I hate the nickname Randi. I think this name would sound better pronounced ''mi-RUN-duh'', which is how Europeans would pronounce the name.
-- slight night shiver  4/30/2008
Such a nice name! I love the sound of it, the spelling looks pretty also. Very nice name, sounds cute on a small girl and she can grow into the name too!
-- Samantha-chan  6/18/2008
Miranda Richardson is a very talented British actress who has twice been nominated for an Oscar. Amongst numerous other films, stage & television productions, she has appeared in The Crying Game, Sleepy Hollow, The Hours and Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire.
-- lilmissodd  9/14/2008
Actors Jeffrey Nordling and Francia Dimase have a daughter Miranda Nordling, born 1996.
-- Emilie007  10/1/2008
Such an awful name! I hate the sound of it. I haven't met any Mirandas, only saw one on TV.
-- rowan826  11/5/2008
My middle name is Myranda. I considered going by it at some point in school, but decided against it because I knew so many Miranda's in school. I met a girl with it for her first name and she spelt it the same, and our nicknames were Mandy and Randy. I still like the name a lot, meaning and all :] my family calls me Randy *shrugs*. I joke around with my name since Uranus was discovered on my birthday, and Miranda is the name of one of its moons.
-- mercyclear  11/13/2008
This is my name except mine is spelled with two R's rather than one. It is a very pretty, feminine name. There are many nicknames for it too like Mira, Mirr, Andy, Randy, Randa, Mimi. I have noticed that it is becoming more popular.
-- blueeyesparkle  1/22/2009
Miranda Lotto is a character of D. Gray-Man, a manga by Katsura Hoshino.
-- MattyJeevas  2/15/2009
This is my name and I love it. The only thing that irritates me is that people want to insist that my name is Amanda. Which is why I now go by the nickname Mira.
-- Anonymous User  2/26/2009
One of my favorite books is "The Secret in Miranda's Closet." It is about a young girl named Miranda who discovers a beautiful antique doll, but hides it in her closet because her mother has based her career on the belief that dolls are anti-feminist. Over time, this doll changes the lives of Miranda and those around her for the better. It really is a sweet story and I highly recommend it.
-- ningyorose  3/30/2009
In the TV movie "Voyage of the Unicorn," based on the book "Voyage of the Bassett" by James C. Christensen, one of the two heroines is named Miranda Aisling.
-- Martha Gold  4/13/2009
This is my name & I love it. My brother & my cousins had trouble pronouncing it when we were younger, so instead it came out like Randa or Mandi. So Mandi is my nickname.

I hated being called Mandi at first (mostly because it's a nickname for Amanda) but it rubbed off, & now I'm fine with it. My roomie's name is Miranda also, she goes by M.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2009
I really like this name, I think it's really modern but also has a great history to it, and I also think it would suit any age. :)
-- walesgal92  10/3/2009
This name is gorgeous! I love the meaning.
-- Beautiful Victory  1/2/2010
Such a precious name.
I usually go by Miri or Mia.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2010
MIRANDA KERR beautiful Austalian Victoria's Secret model. I personally think she is one of the more beautiful VS models.
-- becca_marciano  1/15/2010
Miranda Lawson is a character in the video game Mass Effect 2.
-- glassmidnight  1/31/2010
Miranda is the name of the beautiful main character who disappears mysteriously in the Australian novel "Picnic at Hanging Rock" by Joan Lindsay.

Miranda is also the mermaid in the 1948 movie of the same name; Miranda is played by Glynis Johns.

Because of these two Mirandas, as well as the one in Shakespeare, I always think of Miranda as a lovely magical, mystical sort of name, connected to nature and the sea.
-- SandSea  2/2/2010
My name is Miranda and when I was younger people thought my name was Amanda because of the same anda sound at the end. But now it seems more common and formal. But every time I hear someone call the name Amanda I always look. The nickname my family calls me is Mirandy or Mandy.
-- MirandaIrie  10/14/2010
I fell in love with this name after seeing it in Shakespeare's "The Tempest." I then looked it up in a baby book and the name's meaning was listed as "strange; wonderful; admirable" and I fell in love with it even more. It's a very beautiful, classic, feminine name. Elegant, but not stuck up. I don't think that the name is overused and I would love to hear it more often.
-- fairy lights  10/26/2010
I have a sister named Miranda. We call her Mirda and Randa, but mostly Randa.
I like the name, but not the meaning. But that's just because I don't find my sister that admirable.
-- Shannonanon  10/31/2010
Gorgeous name. I absolutely love Miranda. It sounds so soft and feminine and beautiful! This name is not used enough! I wish my name was Miranda.
-- lilbabyblueblonde  12/7/2010
Beautiful name! Love it!
-- Chrila96  1/15/2011
A genuinely enchanting name. I can't understand why people keep saying it is "overused" - it isn't in the Top 100 of ANY country! I mean, what exactly is their definition of "overused"?

Although there are a few famous Mirandas and several fictional Mirandas, it is rare to actually meet a person in real life with this name.
-- keepitreal  1/26/2011
A bit too fancy, but there are worse names.
-- Anonymous User  2/27/2011
I hate this name. I feel like it has a horrible sound and I'm just unhappy saying it.
-- Book_Reader22  3/30/2011
My opinion is probably a little biased (Seeing as how my name is Miranda). But, I have always loved my name and everyone tells me that they like it too. It is a very English sounding name. I wouldn't change it even if someone gave me one-million dollars! :)
-- mirandajoy  5/24/2011
This name is gorgeous with so much going for it - great meaning, elegant, beautiful, steeped in English literature, and not overused.
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2011
I love this name. It is my surname and I would call my baby girl that if in my country the names are: 1st name, middle name, mother's surname, dad's surname. Like my last name is Miranda, my child would have to be called Miranda TWO times.
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2011
Miranda makes me think of a powerful teenage girl, the sea, grace and admiration. Probably because I was in 'The Tempest' in which the female lead is Miranda. I also know a girl named Miranda who played her character. She made me think of her. I would love to use this name in one of my books.
-- elizabeth1  8/11/2011
Maranda is an alternate spelling. I have seen this alternate spelling in census records from the 1800's in the Appalachain Mountain area.
-- GibsonGirl  8/14/2011
I have a really good friend named Miranda, so I'm more than a little biased. I hadn't really heard of the name before I met my friend, and it's certainly not common around my neck of the woods. I think it's a really pretty, unique name. Another nickname could also be Randa, which is what I sometimes call my friend (even though it's part of a really strange inside-joke, I still like it XD)
-- EchoSketcher  8/24/2011
Highly unattractive name, although I do like it's nickname, Randy, as a given name.
-- Justine_Adrian  11/12/2011
I like Miranda. It's better than a lot of the frillier, trendier names out there. Something I recently noticed is that there's "Iran" in the middle of it. mIRANda. Eh, whatever. Cool name.
-- Meapergirl  12/17/2011
This is the 3rd greatest girls name in the world. I love the nickname Mia for it.
-- scrougeisinthehouse  2/10/2012
This name makes me think of Miranda Kerr and The Tempest. I think it's a nice enough name but I would never use it. I do like how it means admirable and 'admired' sort of looks like a mixed-up version of Miranda. In The Tempest, Ferdinand says 'Admired Miranda' when Miranda tells him her name. (I'm studying it at school at the moment).
-- clouds  2/24/2012
Always butchered with Amanda or Mariah.
-- blueeyesparkle  3/5/2012
In Latin, the "nda" ending means "she must be" or "she is to be," so Miranda literally means "she must be admired" or "she is to be admired," which is just so beautiful. (Similarly, Amanda means "she must be loved")
-- mecoyle  5/28/2012
I love this name and Miranda Kerr is a great namesake.
-- littlemissebony  7/22/2012
Miranda is not an English name. Whoever is doing the research has it wrong. Shakespeare did not come up with the name. Miranda is an old Spanish last name. It goes back centuries, and means "worthy of admiration."
-- kmiranda11  9/18/2012
To the last comment... ummmmmmmmmm yes it is English.
-- Anonymous User  10/15/2012
Miranda is the name of a British TV show based on the semi-autobiographical writing of English writer, actress and comedienne Miranda Hart.
-- delace  11/1/2012
It´s also a portuguese and Spanish surname.
-- maryvirgolino  1/2/2013
I saw someone who spelled it Myrrhanda.
-- SEC908  2/8/2013
This name isn't really my usual style, but I have to say its beautiful! I don't know why people are saying its "overused", I personally have yet to meet someone named Miranda. I'm not too fond of mandi and randi as nicknames, but I think Annie would be cute. However, I think just Miranda is the best. It's elegant, not very popular anymore, and will age well with the bearer. Lovely name :)
-- Oohvintage  6/11/2013
There's something weird about this name and I can't put my finger on it. I don't like it at all.
-- citylights  8/20/2013
Miranda Sinclair is the main character of When You Reach Me (2009), a Newbery Medal-winning book by Rebecca Stead. Strange; her character's name was ranked around 700th when she was born (c. 1966).
-- Quamalamalam  2/18/2014
Miranda Killgallen is the name of Courtney Gripling's mean best friend on the cartoon As Told by Ginger.
-- Buneary  6/13/2014
I feel this name should be used more- it's a classic, Shakespearean and most of all has a amazing meaning. It's easy to find middle names, like, here goes, Miranda Snow, Miranda Belle, Miranda Ariel, Miranda Hope, Miranda Faith, Miranda Paris, Miranda Amour, Miranda Sophia, Miranda Grace and Miranda Gwen. This name is just cool, so just use it!
-- 555jazzy  7/27/2014
I ♥ the name Miranda! I've always seen it as a colourful, exotic, fun & cheerful girly name. It makes me think of holidays, islands and lots of sunshine! Also, it reminds me of the nice soft drink Mirinda. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  10/27/2014

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