Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MIE-rə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Created by the 17th-century poet Fulke Greville. He possibly based it on Latin myrra meaning "myrrh" (a fragrant resin obtained from a tree). Otherwise, he may have simply rearranged the letters from the name Mary. Although unrelated etymologically, this is also the name of an ancient city of Anatolia.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMayra(American (Hispanic)) Mayra(Spanish (Latin American))



Entry updated October 11, 2012