MYRA
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MIE-rÉ™   [key]
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.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Mae, Mamie, Mariel, Marilyn, Marinda, May
OTHER LANGUAGES: Mayra (American (Hispanic)), Maria, Miren, Maia (Basque), Mary (Biblical), Maria (Biblical Greek), Miriam (Biblical Hebrew), Maria (Biblical Latin), Mari (Breton), Maria, Mariona (Catalan), Maria (Corsican), Marie, Madlenka, Maja, Marika (Czech), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Mia (Danish), Maria, Marja, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria (Dutch), Maarja, Mari, Maarika, Marika (Estonian), Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjo, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut (Finnish), Marie, Mailys, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Maylis (French), Maria, Maike, Mareike (Frisian), María (Galician), Meri (Georgian), Maria, Marie, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria (German), Maria (Greek), Malia, Mele (Hawaiian), Mária, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marika, Mariska (Hungarian), Maria, Mæja (Icelandic), Máire, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín, Mallaidh (Irish), Maria, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi (Italian), Marija (Latvian), Marija (Lithuanian), Moirrey, Voirrey (Manx), Mere (Maori), Malle, Molle (Medieval English), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Marianne, Mia (Norwegian), Maria (Occitan), Maria, Mariazinha (Portuguese), Maria (Romanian), Maryana (Russian), Márjá (Sami), Màiri (Scottish), María, Marita (Spanish), Mayra, Maritza (Spanish (Latin American)), Mari, Maria, Marie, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Mia, My (Swedish), Mair, Mari, Mairwen (Welsh)
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