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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.MIE-rə
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Meaning & History

Created by the 17th-century poet Fulke Greville. He possibly based it on Latin myrra meaning "myrrh" (a fragrant resin obtained from a tree). Otherwise, he may have simply rearranged the letters from the name MARY. Although unrelated etymologically, this is also the name of an ancient city of Anatolia.
Other Languages & CulturesMayra American (Hispanic) Mayra Spanish (Latin American)

Categories

Divergent characters, Louisa May Alcott characters, nature, plants, trees
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute