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 Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
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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