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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MEER-a Meaning of Mira: "admirable; or peace, world; or female ruler; or ocean" Origin of Mira: Latin or Slavic or Arabic or Sanskrit Mira's Popularity in 2017: #473

The name Mira is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "admirable; or peace, world; or female ruler; or ocean". Mira is ranked #473 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

This name owes its present life to actress Sorvino. Mira and Mirra have an arty aura. Mira is a true cross-cultural choice, with the literal meaning of "look" in Spanish, a peaceful meaning in several Eastern European languages, a well-used name in Arabic cultures meaning queen-like or a female ruler, and a nature name in Sanksrit. Mira can also be a short form of Miryam or Miranda.

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Famous People Named Mira

Mira Katherine Sorvino, American actress
Mira Aroyo, Bulgarian musician & songwriter
Mīrā Anwar ‘Awaḍ, Israeli Arab singer, actress & songwriter
Mira Furlan, Croatian singer & actress
Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
Mira Nair, Indian-American film director
Mira Schor, American artist and writer
Mira Skoric, Serbian singer
Mira Gonzalez, American poet
Mira Scherdin Craig, Norwegian singer
Mira Lesmana, Indonesian songwriter
Mira Zimińska (born Marianna Burzyńska), Polish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Mira

Mira (Omicron Ceti), variable red giant star in the constellation Cetus
Mira, character on TV's "Spartacus"
Mira, a Shiba Inu dog in the "Silent Hill" series
Mira-Jane, character in anime "Fairy Tail"
Major Mira Killian, protagonist in the anime & movie "Ghost in the Shell"
Dr. Charlotte Mira, character in J.D. Robb's "In Death" series
Mira Forrester, character in the video game Telltale's "Game of Thrones"
Olivier Mira Armstrong, a character in the "Fullmetal Alchemist" series
Sybil Mira, character in the "Lunar Chronicles" by Marissa Meyer
Mira, male character in Chris Colfer's book "Land of Stories"
Mira, character in the video game "Zero Time Dilemma"
Mira Nova, character from the Disney/Pixar's animated series "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"; princess of the planet Tangea and a Space Ranger
Miracle "Mira" Pemberton, a character in "The Five Kingdoms" by Brandon Mull

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