Miranda Origin and Meaning

The name Miranda is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "marvelous".

Miranda, a shimmeringly lovely, poetic name that was invented by Shakespeare for the beautiful and admirable young heroine of his play, The Tempest, is still a recommended choice even though its popularity peaked in the 1990's, partially as an antidote to Amanda. But while Amanda now sounds dated, Miranda retains a good measure of its charm.

Miranda made a big impression in Sex and the City and The Devil Wore Prada and was also a Harry Potter character--Miranda Goshawk, author of a Book of Spells. She was a Bond Girl in Die Another Day.

Attractive real life Mirandas currently on the scene include actress Cosgrove, singer Lambert and model Kerr.

# 576 in the US

Miranda Rank in US Top 1000

# 671 on Nameberry

Miranda Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Miranda Popularity

Famous People Named Miranda

  • Miranda SingsYouTube personality
  • Miranda Taylor CosgroveAmerican actress and singer
  • Miranda Leigh LambertAmerican country music singer
  • Miranda Jane RichardsonEnglish actress
  • Miranda OttoAustralian actress
  • Miranda CarabelloAmerican actress
  • Miranda Katherine HartEnglish actress and comedian
  • Miranda Jennifer JulyAmerican actress
  • Miranda May KerrAustralian supermodel
  • Miranda ChartrandCanadian singer
  • Miranda Caroline RaisonEnglish actress
  • Miranda Jane SeymourEnglish novelist and critic
  • Miranda (born Lady Diana Miranda Cardona)Colombian singer
  • Miranda KrestovnikoffEnglish TV presenter
  • Miranda LeeAustralian romance novelist
  • LinManuel Miranda, American composer and playwright
  • Miranda Vega Paparozzigranddaughter of actress Nancy Sinatra
  • Miranda Scarlett Schneider (b. 2012)daughter of actor Rob Schneider
  • Miranda "Miri" Chamberlainauthor of the webcomic "Riverside Extras"

Miranda in Pop Culture

  • Mirandacharacter in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
  • Miranda Evanscharacter in "Life as We Knew it" & " The World We Live In"
  • Miranda Mackintoshto whom Hilaire Belloc wrote the poem "Tarantella"
  • Miranda Hobbesa main character on TV's "Sex and the City"
  • Miranda Baileycharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Miranda Sanchezcharacter on TV's "Lizzie McGuire"
  • Miranda Priestlycharacter in book/film "The Devil Wears Prada"
  • Miranda Carrollcharacter in " Station Eleven"
  • Miranda Dawkinsthe Doctor's daughter in Doctor Who's Eighth Doctor Adventure novels
  • Miranda Goshawkcharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Mirandacharacter in the 1989 movie Chances Are
  • Miranda LucasPayne, character on TV's "House of Payne"
  • Mirandaa planet in Firefly film "Serenity"
  • Mirandaa character on TV's "W.I.T.C.H."
  • Miranda Frostcharacter in the Bond film "Die Another Day"
  • Miranda IIa spaceship in Transformers: Energon
  • Mirandathe smallest moon of the planet Uranus
  • Miranda Moralesminor character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
  • Miranda "Randy" Melendyballerina in Elizabeth Enright's Saturday series
  • Miranda Feigelsteencharacter on Canadian TV series "Mysterious Ways"
  • Miranda Johnson/Javensencharacter in "The Face on the Milk Carton"
  • Mirandacharacter in "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead
  • Miranda Collinscharacter on TV's "Ravenswood"
  • Miranda Lawsoncharacter in video games Mass Effect 2 and 3
  • Miranda Shellhorncharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Queen MirandaSofia's mother in animated series "Sofia the First"
  • Miranda Hillardcharacter in the film "Mrs. Doubtfire"
  • Miranda Cranecharacter on TV's "Supergirl"
  • Mirandaschoolgirl who goes missing in "Picnic at Hanging Rock" by Joan Lindsay
  • Miranda Tatecharacter in 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises
  • Miranda Corneillecharacter in the Canadian webcomic "User Friendly"
  • Miranda Keyescharacter in the Halo video game series
  • Miranda Killgallena character in animated series "As Told By Ginger"
  • Miranda Kincaidcharacter in "A Kiss Before You Leave Me" by James Hulbert
  • Miranda Montgomerycharacter on American soap "All My Children"
  • Miranda Wrighta character on TV's "Bonkers"
  • Miranda Greya character in "The Collector" by John Fowles
  • "Miranda" song by Fleetwood Mac
  • Miranda Vanderbiltcharacter from game "Monster Prom"
  • Miranda Veracruz de la Hoya Cardinalcharacter on TV show "Married...With Children" – Latina local news reporter originally from Ecuador whose catchphrase is simply saying her name. She is typically assigned to cover the pathetic news stories in which the Bundys inevitably involve themselves. She often laments the sad state of her career while on the air.
  • Miranda Barlow/Hamiltoncharacter on TV's "Black Sails"