Miranda: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Miranda

Miranda

Pronunciation: mi-RAN-də (key)

Origin of the name Miranda:

Coined by Shakespeare for the heroine of his play The Tempest. The name is derived from the Latin mirandus (wonderful, to be admired).

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Comments and insights on the name Miranda: | Edit

Miranda can also be spelled Myranda and Meranda in some countries.

When I have a daughter I want to name her Miranda, because "The Tempest" is my favorite
Shakespeare play and Miranda is my favorite Shakespearean character.

"Miranda Rights": in the U.S. the rights a person needs to be informed about upon being arrested, per Supreme Court Case Ernesto Miranda v. State of Arizona

Miranda was the most popular name for a baby girl in the year 1995.

Personal experiences with the name Miranda: | Edit

my good friend's little sister's name is miranda, but when she was about 4, she told everyone she wouldn't answer to anything but mimi. within a week, that's all she was. now, i don't even think of her as a miranda anymore, just a mimi.

Miranda was a high school friend of mine whom I definitely admired, so the name fit her! She was pretty, smart, and a snappy dresser to boot.

Nicknames for Miranda: | Edit

Minnie
Mimi
Mimsy
Mira/Miri
Anna/Annie
And
Anda
Manda
Mandy
Nandi
Randi
Randy
Randa
Mia
Maisy
Daisy
Dee-Dee
Dido
Milly
Mollie
Moose
Mally
Annabelle

Meanings and history of the name Miranda: | Edit

Miranda is based on the character in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'
I think it means to be admired.

Extarordinary (Latin).

Famous real-life people named Miranda: | Edit

Miranda Hart, British comedienne and actress (TV series, "Call the Midwife")
Miranda Cosgrove - American actress and pop singer
Miranda Lambert - American country singer
Miranda Carabello - American actress
Miranda July - American actress
Miranda Kerr - Victoria's Secret model

Miranda in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Miranda and the Cat" by Linell Nash Smith was one of my favorite books as a child.
Miranda Hobbes, a character from "Sex and the City"
Miranda Frost, character in the James Bond film "Die Another Day"
Miranda Priestley, icy editor of "Runway" magazine in the film and novel, "The Devil Wears Prada"
Dr. Miranda Bailey, tough character in the TV series "Gray's Anatomy"
Miranda, Prospero's daughter in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Miranda!, A band from Argentina
Miranda Silver, character from Helen Oyeyemi's "White is for Witching"

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