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Gender: F Meaning of Miranda: "marvelous" Origin of Miranda: Latin Miranda's Popularity in 2016: #275

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.

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
Miranda Vega Paparozzi, granddaughter of actress Nancy Sinatra
Miranda Sings, YouTube personality
Miranda Scarlett Schneider (b. 2012), daughter of actor Rob Schneider

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 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