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Gender Feminine
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. MEE-RAY
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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".
Other Languages & CulturesMirela(Albanian) Mireia(Catalan) Mirela, Mirica(Croatian) Mirella(Italian) Mirèio(Occitan) Mirela(Romanian) Mireia, Mireya(Spanish)

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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