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Gender: F Meaning of Lyra: "lyre" Origin of Lyra: Greek

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Lyra is a constellation name taken from the lyre of Orpheus. It contains the star Vega and thus could make a melodic choice for a parent interested in music, astronomy, or mythology. It has more depth and history than Lyric, is more unusual than Lila.

Lyra was chosen for their daughter by Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum. Lyra Belacqua is the heroine of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series,, seen in the movie The Golden Compass.

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Famous People Named Lyra

Lyra Cullum (b. 2011), Daughter of Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum

Pop Culture References for the Name Lyra

Lyra, an aspiring state Alchemist in Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 anime
Lyra Belacqua, from His Dark Materials trilogy
Lyra Heartstrings, Fan name for My Little Pony secondary character
Lyra, main girl character in Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Lyra, one of Lucy's Celestial Spirits in the anime/mange "Fairy Tail"