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Gender Feminine
Usage English, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. mi-RAN-də(English)
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Meaning & History

Derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful". The name was created by Shakespeare for the heroine in his play The Tempest (1611), about a father and daughter stranded on an island. It did not become a common English given name until the 20th century. This is also the name of one of the moons of Uranus, named after the Shakespearean character.

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VariantsMarinda, Myranda(English)
DiminutivesRandi, Randy(English)
User SubmissionsMíranda, Miranda

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Miranda in an image by John William Waterhouse (1916), based on Shakespeare's play The TempestMiranda in an image by John William Waterhouse (1916), based on Shakespeare's play The Tempest

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