Gender: Female Pronunciation: ay-ra or i-ra Meaning of Eira: "snow" Origin of Eira: Welsh

Eira Origin and Meaning

The name Eira is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "snow".

This Welsh nature name that can be pronounced exactly like the male Ira. Or, to avoid confusion, you could just name her Snow.

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zsazsa00 Says:


I think I prefer Gwyneira though both are lovely.

Myosotis Says:


I'm not claiming to be an expert, hence 'think' not 'know'. I haven't even been to Wales, that's just what I've found out through my own internet research.

nerdshame Says:


Holy rude, man. What is your deal? Who peed in your Cheerios today?

John Karamazov Says:


Really, name me one place in Wales where they say Eira as Eye-ra?

Clock's ticking genius.

John Karamazov Says:


Eira is pronounced as Ay-Rah or Eh-Ra in Welsh, not Eye-Ra. If you're really so desperate to save yourself confusion, just name her Steve.

moraea Says:


Love it but as a NN for Eirlys

Matt James Says:


We pronounce our three-year-old Ira, though we are aware that most Welsh speakers would say Ay-ra.

Myosotis Says:


I definitely prefer the AY-ra pronunciation. Although I think both (AY-ra and EYE-ra) are legitimate pronunciations depending on where in Wales one is.

ElsaAnne Says:


This is dreamy, I love the sound and meaning!

Alexandra Says:


I feel like I'd rather pronounce it "Ear-ah"

amberdaydream Says:


I know a Welsh lady called this from school, it is pronounced AY-ra, never heard i-ra before...

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


This name is gorgeous, it's way better than plain old snow!

steampunkleo Says:


Such a gorgeous name. Absolutely beautiful.

Catastroffy Says:


Oooh. Another beautiful Welsh name! Lovely.