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Gender: F Pronunciation: moy-rah Meaning of Moira: "bitter" Origin of Moira: Irish, variation of Mary

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Well-established Irish and Scottish name that has never appealed much to American ears. Remembered by an older generation as the beautiful red-haired ballerina in the film The Red Shoes, Moira Shearer.

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Famous People Named Moira

Moira Kelly, American actress
Moira Harris, American actress
Moira Crone, American author
Moira Gunn, American radio host
Moira Lister, South African-born British actress
Moira Shearer, British ballerina
Moira Stuart, British newsreader
Moira Quirk, English voice actress
Moira Walley-Beckett, Canadian writer

Pop Culture References for the Name Moira

Moira O'Hara, character on the show "American Horror Story"
Moira Davidson, character in the U.S. film "On the Beach"
Moira Byrne, character in "Greener Grass," by Caroline Pignat
Moira Kennedy, character in the U.S. film "Strange Hearts"
Moira, character on the U.S. TV series "Smash"
Moira, character in the U.S. film "Hook"
Moira MacTaggert, character in the movie "X-men: First Class," played by Rose Byrne
Moira, a village in County Down, Northern Ireland
Wendy Moira Angela Darling, female protaganist in the book Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie

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