Gender Feminine
Usage French, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. MEE-RAY(French)
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Meaning & History

From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem Mirèio (1859). He probably derived it from the Occitan word mirar meaning "to admire". It is spelled Mirèlha in classical Occitan orthography. A notable bearer is the French singer Mireille Mathieu (1946-).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMirela(Albanian) Mireia(Catalan) Mirela, Mirica(Croatian) Mirella(Italian) Mirèio, Mirèlha(Occitan) Mirela(Romanian) Mireia, Mireya(Spanish)

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People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   complex   serious  

Images

Vincent and Mireille from Mistral's poem Mirèio in a painting by Victor LeydetVincent and Mireille from Mistral's poem Mirèio in a painting by Victor Leydet

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Entry updated January 21, 2022