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Gender: Female Meaning of Miranda: "marvelous" Origin of Miranda: Latin Miranda's Popularity in 2017: #344

The name Miranda is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "marvelous". Miranda is ranked #344 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - Girls".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Miranda

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove, American actress and singer
Miranda Leigh Lambert, American country music singer
Miranda Jane Richardson, English actress
Miranda Otto, Australian actress
Miranda Carabello, American actress
Miranda Katherine Hart, English actress and comedian
Miranda Jennifer July, American actress
Miranda May Kerr, Australian supermodel
Miranda Chartrand, Canadian singer
Miranda Caroline Raison, English actress
Miranda Jane Seymour, English novelist and critic
Miranda (born Lady Diana Miranda Cardona), Colombian singer
Miranda Krestovnikoff, English TV presenter
Miranda Lee, Australian romance novelist
Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer and playwright
Miranda Vega Paparozzi, granddaughter of actress Nancy Sinatra
Miranda Sings, YouTube personality
Miranda Scarlett Schneider (b. 2012), daughter of actor Rob Schneider
Miranda "Miri" Chamberlain, author of the webcomic "Riverside Extras"

Pop Culture References for the name Miranda

Miranda, character in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Miranda Evans, character in "Life as We Knew it" & " The World We Live In"
Miranda Mackintosh, to whom Hilaire Belloc wrote the poem "Tarantella"
Miranda Hobbes, a main character on TV's "Sex and the City"
Miranda Bailey, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Miranda Sanchez, character on TV's "Lizzie McGuire"
Miranda Priestly, character in book/film "The Devil Wears Prada"
Miranda Carroll, character in " Station Eleven"
Miranda Dawkins, the Doctor's daughter in Doctor Who's Eighth Doctor Adventure novels
Miranda Goshawk, character in the Harry Potter series
Miranda, character in the 1989 movie Chances Are
Miranda Lucas-Payne, character on TV's "House of Payne"
Miranda, a planet in Firefly film "Serenity"
Miranda, a character on TV's "W.I.T.C.H."
Miranda Frost, character in the Bond film "Die Another Day"
Miranda II, a spaceship in Transformers: Energon
Miranda, the smallest moon of the planet Uranus
Miranda Morales, minor character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
Miranda "Randy" Melendy, ballerina in Elizabeth Enright's Saturday series
Miranda Feigelsteen, character on Canadian TV series "Mysterious Ways"
Miranda Johnson/Javensen, character in "The Face on the Milk Carton"
Miranda, character in "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead
Miranda Collins, character on TV's "Ravenswood"
Miranda Lawson, character in video games Mass Effect 2 and 3
Miranda Shellhorn, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Queen Miranda, Sofia's mother in animated series "Sofia the First"
Miranda Hillard, character in the film "Mrs. Doubtfire"
Miranda Crane, character on TV's "Supergirl"
Miranda, schoolgirl who goes missing in "Picnic at Hanging Rock" by Joan Lindsay
Miranda Tate, character in 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises
Miranda Corneille, character in the Canadian webcomic "User Friendly"
Miranda Keyes, character in the Halo video game series
Miranda Killgallen, a character in animated series "As Told By Ginger"
Miranda Kincaid, character in "A Kiss Before You Leave Me" by James Hulbert
Miranda Montgomery, character on American soap "All My Children"
Miranda Wright, a character on TV's "Bonkers"
Miranda Grey, a character in "The Collector" by John Fowles
"Miranda," song by Fleetwood Mac
Miranda Vanderbilt, character from game "Monster Prom"


josephinedagnall Says:


Someone I know has daughters called Susanna and Miranda. I think that's a beautifully Shakespearean sibset!

EvaThyssen Says:


This name is absolutely lovely. The only Spanish surname that can be used as a name, IMHO.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Gorgeous, love this name

Yara Says:


I love 'Hamilton', so I might have to make this my daughter's middle name.

Introverted Says:


Lin-Manuel Miranda? No? What am I doing...

miriclaire Says:


this is my first name and i have always loved having it.

Floris Says:


Miranda Hobbes was always one of my favourites in SATC :)

zenithstarr Says:


I was going to be named Miranda, from Shakespeare's The Tempest, but my parents opted against it. I would have loved the name though. Really considering it for my daughter.

Zelliew Says:


I agree

scblovesnames Says:


A lovely name

gracexx Says:


My sisters name

Alicia1 Says:


A beautiful name with the cute nn Mira. I don't actually know anyone with this lovely name.

Guest Says:


This name has a brute image to me. Miranda Priestly, Miranda Hobbes, etc.

raevynstar Says:


A beautiful name.