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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mayra (American (Hispanic)), Mayra (Spanish (Latin American))

Categories

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