Miranda Name Meaning & Origin
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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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
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.
My name is Miranda and people misspell it quite often and occasionally mispronounce it (it's mur-AN-duh NOT mi-RAN-duh). It's not a bad name, I do like it, but I hate the association with Miranda Sings.
- Nicknames for Miranda: | Edit
- 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.
- 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 Sings- YouTube sensation
Miranda Richardson - English stage, film and television actress
Miranda Otto - Miranda Otto is an Australian actress
Miranda Miller-Guitarist of Cherri Bomb and Hey Violet
- 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"
Miranda Sings, character and YouTuber