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Gender: Female Pronunciation: meer-AY Meaning of Mireille: "to admire" Origin of Mireille: French

The name Mireille is a girl's name of French origin meaning "to admire". Mireille and is often added to lists like Coolated Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Pretty name that may pose pronunciation problems -- it's meer-AY -- but is well worth the effort.

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Famous People Named Mireille

(Marie) Mireille Enos, American actress
Mireille d'Allance, French children's author and illustrator
Mireille Mathieu, French singer
Mireille Silcoff, Canadian novelist and journalist
Mireille Dansereau, French film director
Mireille Darc, French actress
Mireille Guiliano, French chef and author
Mireille Best, French novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Mireille

Mireille Belleau, character on TV's "French in Action"
"Mireille," opera by Charles Gounod and its main character
Mireille Caquet, minor character in the TV show "Miraculous Ladybug"

Mirielle, Myrilla, Mirella, Mireil, Myrella, Mirilla, Mirelys, Mirel, Mireyda, Mircella, Mirelle, Mireya


headintheclouds Says:


Mireille's just so pretty! Having to correct people over the pronunciation would definitely be an issue, but I think it's such a lovely name that it deserves to be used more, so that it becomes more familiar outside French heritage/European circles. I personally love Mireille as a middle name possibility, as it has that French name quality where it flows well when paired with anything.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


I love Mireille! I love its look, its meaning, the fact that it sounds like "mi, re" - but it sounds WAY better in a French accent :(

Zelliew Says:


I'm sure it sounds so much better in French

Squirrel Says:


I can vouch for the hard to spell/pronounce part. My middle name is Mireille and I got called anything from Murray to Muriel to Miri in elementary school. I switched to just "Reille" in middle school and a lot of people still call me Riley or spell it Ray or Rae, but at least nobody calls me Muriel anymore (I hate that name lol).

raevynstar Says:


I would never use it--it's too hard to pronounce in America--but I'll definitely choose it for my name in French class.

KiwiMarie Says:


I love, love, love this name but nobody would know how to pronounce it! It looks so close to Mirielle that I'm sure people would misread it and pronounce it that way and I wouldn't want to saddle another person with having to correct every single person who tries to say it or spell it. I've tried writing it Mirei but it's just not the same.