Given Name MYRA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MIE-rə   [details]

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.


Divergent characters, nature, plants, trees
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mayra (American (Hispanic)), Mayra (Spanish (Latin American))