Myra (given name)

Myra
Gender Female
Other names
Related names Mira, Myron

Myra (pronounced /ˈmaɪərə/ US dict: mī′·rə) is 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 mean Margaret, as it can be the Anglicized version of Mairead, the Scottish version of that name.[1]

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Origin and Meaning

English meaning of the name Myra for a girl: poetic invention

Greek meaning of the name Myra for a girl: fragrant from myrrh, an aromatic shrub

Latin meaning of the name Myra for a girl: variation of Miranda, admirable, extraordinary

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