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11/16/2019, 11:04 AM Mike C update #105
1/22/2019, 10:01 AM Mike C update #101
10/20/2016, 1:17 AM Mike C update #93
12/3/2014, 12:28 AM Mike C update #89
2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

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

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.