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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 "Baby a Day".

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

Mirieue, Mirka, Myrene, Mirah, Myrella, Mirra, Mirae, Meara, Myritta, Miritta, Myra, Mirelle, Mireya


raefrank Says:


Nevermind the hesitation. Friends who speak Spanish as a first language said the pronunciation is different enough that it wouldn't sound funny to them as a name.

A.H. Says:


The Meaning of the name Mira is not the Queen in Arabic language.

The correct meaning for Mira is the Food which the traveller used to keep it for his long travel in his bag during the old days, which means by the end "Your support to live". And the correct way of spelling it is like "MEERAH" but the proper way to write it is: MIRA.

Daiseymae Says:


Me too.

Daiseymae Says:


It is a pretty name.

Daiseymae Says:


I don't think it is a bad spelling.

lucid Says:


This is just my opinion, but you should note that a sometimes mispronounced name is often far better than a often misspelt name like "Meera" or "Meerah".

raefrank Says:


I absolutely love this name; it's one of my favorites. I'm hesitant to use it since we've lived in southern CA for many years, an area where Spanish is nearly as common as English. As the Spanish word for "look," it's used regularly in conversation, even sometimes as an interjection at the beginning of a sentence. It's such a great name it might be worth it anyway.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


My mother's nickname. Her full name is Mirjana (meer-yahna). I love both names! As well as all of the meanings

NaomiNY Says:


Mira is also a character from the anime Dimension W.

kertheshe Says:


Right, darling. I'm not like you - I don't feed off of drama. You have a rotten day now, at least something to keep your personality company :)

kertheshe Says:


Thanks for that nice input :) Very constructive; You must be a critic.

pam Says:


Thanks for the heads up on the meaning. There's a quirk in our database that if a name has meanings in several languages and the punctuation isn't exactly right, the program shows only the first language and the last meaning. We've found and fixed most of these over time, but we hadn't caught this one. It should be correct now.

autumnreverie Says:


Meerah? Meera? Ugh.

autumnreverie Says:


That is not the name's meaning, but it's still a nice name.

Nozomi Says:


This literally means look in spanish as in look at me or look over there... Thats why I PERSONALLY don't like now we all have different opinions to state. And here is mine.

kertheshe Says:


What did you name her, eventually?

kertheshe Says:


I prefer this to Mia, for sure. Very melodic name. I would probably spell it like "Meerah" or "Meera" to avoid mispronunciation.

Hailey Says:


I like this! It sounds like of medieval to me, like a princess's name.

Sarah T Says:


My husband likes Mila but it isn't my favorite... I could compromise on Mira though!

CarolAnn Says:


In Slavic languages, this name basically means "peace." It's not often used alone, but is a really pretty name with a great meaning!

Angmarie77 Says:


My daughter is Mira and I love it! However, I will say I was unprepared for how many people would mispronounce it as "Myra" which happens often.

JumanaR. Says:


This name is also of an Arabic origin and it's quite popular in the middle east.

Alicia1 Says:


This name sounding like mirror is kind of fitting due to the meaning don't you think?

Alicia1 Says:


Simple and pretty with a good meaning!

ShannonLim Says:


Depends on how you pronounce it. I would pronounce it as "Mee-rah" so it doesn't really sound like Mirror to me at all :)

Guest Says:


I like it, I'm just trying to get over the fact that it sounds a bit like mirror.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I really like this name.

ahoymccoy Says:


Thank you c; On behalf of some of the Miras out there.

MaryKathryn Says:


I really love this name. It's so artistic and "hippie" like!