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GenderFeminine
UsageFrench
PronouncedPron.MEE-RAY
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Meaning & History

From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem 'Mirèio' (1859). He probably derived it from the Occitan word mirar meaning "to admire".
Other Languages & CulturesMirela Albanian Mireia Catalan Mirela, Mirica Croatian Mirella Italian Mirèio Occitan Mirela Romanian Mireia, Mireya Spanish

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Vincent and Mireille from Mistral's poem Mirèio in a painting by Victor LeydetVincent and Mireille from Mistral's poem Mirèio in a painting by Victor Leydet
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute