Moira (given name)

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Gender Female
Word/name Greek
Meaning "destiny, share, fate"
Region of origin Greece or Ireland
Other names
Related names Destiny (given name),
Hessa (name)

The name Moira is a given name of Greek origin, deriving from μοῖρα, meaning "destiny, share, fate".[1][2] In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Greek: Μοῖραι, plural for μοῖρα), often known in English as the Fates, were the white-robed incarnations of destiny. The name could also be an Anglicisation of the Irish name Máire.


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  1. ^ μοῖρα, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  2. ^ Moira, Online Etymology Dictionary