Gender: Female Meaning of Miranda: "marvelous" Origin of Miranda: Latin Miranda's Popularity in 2019: #445

Miranda Origin and Meaning

The name Miranda is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "marvelous".

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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Rank in US: #445

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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.