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A pretty name, pronounced mih-RAY in English. In French, it's mee-RAY with a gluttural R.
-- Anonymous User  6/11/2005
Oh whoops, it's actually pronounced meer-AY in English -- pretty name!
-- Lauracer  7/11/2005
There is also an Americanized version of Mireille: Muirae. There are two known bearers of this name in the US, myself and a teenaged girl in California. We've been in contact and have found that we both received the name after our parents "anglicized" Mireille.
-- Muirae  7/9/2005
In the anime Noir, there is a character named Mireille Bouquet.
-- Ayame77  8/24/2005
I live in the US and my name is also Mirelle. When I was born my parents named me after a French singer named Mireille. When I was about seven they changed it to Mirelle because it was easier for people to pronounce.
-- elle1986  1/11/2006
In the anime & manga, ".hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet", a character is named Mireille. She is an avid hunter of rare items in The World.
-- gorgen_kally  2/18/2006
This name is so beautiful. I used to believe that it was pronounced "mee-relle" or "mee-rayl" or something like that, but a French friend of mine set that straight for me. It is pronounced "mee-ray".
-- websurfer  3/31/2006
If anyone has taken French in the last few years, Mireille is one of the characters in the dreaded series "French in Action." Apparently, the actress was also a former porn-star (oh my!).
-- memomo  5/17/2006
This is my name, and it's generally pronounced Muh-ray by Americans. I personally don't like that pronunciation, and I'd much rather people pronounced it 'correctly'--a matter of opinion--Mee-ray is much nicer.
-- elena_iamthestarligh  10/9/2007
Mireille Mathieu is a famous French singer.
-- Nosferatu  12/5/2007
This is pretty without being frilly. I love it.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2011
Mireille Enos (born 1975 in Houston, Texas) is an American actress. Her sister, Veronique Enos, is also an actress.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2012
What loveliness.
-- BlueBlue  9/1/2012
Pronounced mee-RAY-(yuh) with the gutteral French 'r'. [noted -ed]
-- leananshae  9/19/2012
I've lived in France for the better part of a decade and have never once met a Mireille. It could be that its origins in Provence make it a 'peasant' name, equivalent to the American 'redneck', so any name that originates there will NOT be fashionable here in Paris.
-- leananshae  9/19/2012
It's a beautiful name, even though its kind of dated in France. It was relatively common at the beginning of the 20th century, got really, really popular in the 1940's, and by the 80's it was practically unused.
-- bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013

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