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Usage: Tatar, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Russian (Rare), Literature

Scripts: Эльмира (Tatar, Kazakh), Элмира (Kyrgyz), Эльмира (Russian)

Pronounced: ehl-MYEE-rə (Russian), ehl-MIE-rə (English), ehl-MEE-rə (English)

Meaning: Possibly derived from the Turkic word el meaning "nation, people, country" combined with the Arabic word أمير (amir) meaning "commander". Also a contraction of the Russian phrase электрификация мира (elektrifikatsiya mira) meaning "electrification of the world", and a shortened form of the Spanish name Edelmira. It appears in the play Tartuffe (1664) by the French playwright Molière (often known in French as Elmire). This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names while the Soviet Union was in power for most of the 20th century.
RHAWK3935  12/4/2020
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In 2018, 82 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Elmira who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 5, 793rd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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I think it's pretty when pronounced el-MEER-a, but el-MY-ra (long I in the middle) is an unpleasant sound to me. I suspect that in the U.S., people would assume it's the latter pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2018
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Elmira Abdrazakova. A famous model and won Miss Russia 2013.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2018
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I honestly heard this name a couple of times and I really love it! It sounds so lovely and beautiful! Anyone who has this name must be super attractive! Very attractive name!
Yasminchang  9/15/2018
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I think this is a very lovely and unique name! You can make many cute nicknames like Mira or Ellie or Elle. It has a simple and cute pronunciation. Love the meaning of it! Great name, totally love it!
Tedan  1/5/2018
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Very rare. Barely ever meet someone with this name. Very precious. I love it for its quietness.
Namey7  3/27/2017
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Elmyra Duff, a character in Tiny Toon Adventures.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
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Elmira is the name of the grumpy aunt in one of the books I'm writing. It sounds like an old lady name.
blondieboo629  8/8/2011
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Elmira is the name of an old residential street in downtown Mobile, Al. I believe it was named after the town in NY as it is parallel to streets Charleston, Augusta, Savannah & Selma (SC, GA, GA & AL respectively) which I think were were developed at the same time. It is also the name of an excellent upcoming "Zombie Panic!" barricade map.
jalopy  2/12/2009
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This name makes me think of the girl from Tiny Toon Adventures, a show which I found quite hilarious. I also couldn't use it because the Elm- sound reminds me of Elmo and Elmer.
bananarama  9/28/2008
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Elmira College is a school in Elmira, New York. The school was founded in 1855. At the college, writer Mark Twain is very well known, for his wife attended the college, and because he lived in the town of Elmira. Today the study that he wrote many of his famous books in sits on the school campus.
Brianna Angela  8/17/2007
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Well, I can't really remember now, but the past few months I've been doing a report on Edgar Allen Poe, and I think he had a wife named Elmira. Or an aunt. I just know somewhere in there there was a woman related to him named Elmira and I fell in love with the name.
im_a_writer  2/9/2007
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Elmira is a city in New York.
breakofday  12/30/2005
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This is the name of a charater on 'Tiny Toon Adventures' who scares animals.
the_coolest_person  7/20/2005

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