Myra (given name)

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Myra
Gender Female
Other names
Related names Mira, Myron, Miranda

Myra (/ˈmaɪərə/ MYRE) together with its other orthographical version Mira is a feminine given name with varying meanings. It is related to the Latin, Sanskrit and Slavic words for "wonder", "peace" and "wonderful". It is also а female given name in the English-speaking world. The male equivalent is Myron.

The name was created by the 17th-century poet Fulke Greville 1st Barone Brooke (1554–1628). He possibly based it on Latin myrra meaning "myrrh". Myrrh is a fragrant resin obtained from a tree.

The name may also be derived from Margaret, as it can be the anglicized version of Mairead, the Scottish version of that name.[1]

It is distinct from "Mira".

Origin and Meaning[edit]

  • English meaning of the name Myra for a girl: poetic invention
  • Greek meaning of the name Myra for a girl: myrrh, an aromatic shrub. Myra is associated with the same "myrrh" that, according to Matthew, was brought as a gift to the infant Jesus by the Three Kings, along with gold and frankincense.
  • Latin meaning of the name Myra for a girl: variation of Miranda, admirable, extraordinary
  • Arabic meaning of the name Myra for a girl : Aristocratic Lady
  • Sanskrit meaning of the name Myra for a girl : Beloved
  • Hebrew meaning of the name Myra for a girl : Seadew
  • Swedish meaning of the name Myra for a girl: Ant

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