Given Name MIREILLE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: French
PRONOUNCED: MEE-RAY  [details]

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/CULTURES: Mirela (Albanian), Mireia (Catalan), Mirela, Mirica (Croatian), Mirella (Italian), Mirèio (Occitan), Mirela (Romanian), Mireia, Mireya (Spanish)
Entry updated July 2, 2017