Moira Origin and Meaning
The name Moira is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "bitter; beloved; drop of the sea".
Well-established Irish and Scottish name that has never really caught on across the pond. Remembered by an older generation as the beautiful red-haired ballerina in the film The Red Shoes, Moira Shearer.
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Famous People Named Moira
- Moira KellyAmerican actress
- Moira HarrisAmerican actress
- Moira CroneAmerican novelist
- Moira GunnAmerican radio presenter
- Moira Forbesjournalist, member of Forbes family
- Moira Lister de GachassinLafite, Vicomtesse d’Orthez, South African,British actress
- Moira Shearer (King)Lady Kennedy, British ballerina
- Moira Clare Ruby StuartBritish TV presenter
- Moira Shannon QuirkEnglish voice actress
- Moira WalleyBeckett, Canadian writer
- Moira BuffiniEnglish playwright and screenwriter
- Moira BrookerEnglish actress
- Moira McLeanAustralian TV presenter
- Moira RedmondEnglish actress
- Moira AndersonScottish singer
- Moira BrownCanadian whale researcher
- Moira Cameronfirst woman Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London, England
Moira in Pop Culture
- Moira O'Haracharacter on TV's "American Horror Story"
- Moira Nicholsoncharacter from Agatha Christie's "The Boomerang Clue"
- Moira Davidsoncharacter in movie "On the Beach"
- Moira Byrnecharacter in "Greener Grass," by Caroline Pignat
- Moira Kennedycharacter in movie "Strange Hearts"
- Moiracharacter on TV's "Smash"
- Moira Banningcharacter in movie "Hook"
- Moira Kinross MacTaggertcharacter in the X,Men movie series
- Moiracharacter in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale"
- Moira Theirincharacter in Dragon Age video game series
- Moira Queencharacter on TV's "Arrow"
- Moira/Max Sweeneycharacter on TV's "The L Word"
- Moira Thaurissandwarf in the Warcraft series
- Moira Brandoncharacter in Marvel Comics
- Moira Browncharacter in Fallout 3
- Moira Rosecharacter on TV series Schitt's Creek
- Moira O'Deoraincharacter in Overwatch
- Moiramessenger of the Eddisian gods in Megan Whalen Turner's "Queen's Thief" series
- Wendy Moira Angela Darlingcharacter in "Peter Pan"