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While the name is pronounced "Mirèio" in Provence (and indeed written that way in the newer pronunciation-based Mistralian norm), the Classic Norm of Occitan (more spelling-consistent, and what the majority of Occitan names on this site are using) spells it "Mirèlha" or "Mirèia", as most -a words are pronounced with a long O sound.

See here: https://www.locongres.org/images/flipbook/lexics/prenoms/files/assets/basic-html/index.html#58
This link gives Mirelha as the common form, and Mirèlha/Mirèia in Provence. However, their multidictionary at https://locongres.org/oc/aplicacions/dicodoc-oc/dicodoc-recerca gives Mirèlha for the other two southern dialects as well (only the Limousin and Vivaroalpine dialects spell the è sound without an accent, so it's more likely that Mirèlha is the commonmost orthography.)

https://oc.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir%C3%A8lha
The Occitan Wikipedia, which uses the classic norm, also has "Mirèlha" first in the article on Frederic Mistral's work by the same name (again in the Provençal dialect).
BrennodAloisi  7/23/2020
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This name is just perfect to me. I've seen it around the site but never took the time to really look at it. It's great.
silly_rabbit  1/20/2016
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It's such a beautiful name, better than Mireille. It's both graceful and strong. I'm using it for the disfigured heroine in a story I write.
Caprice  11/27/2008
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This has been my favorite [female] name for a long time. I love how it's pronounced and I like how it looks written down. I also consider it different and cool how it ends with an "o" even though its usage is female. A possible nickname for it could be "Rei," which is also great. This name is just completely and utterly fabulous.
Ouaie  11/21/2008

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