Myra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Myra

Myra

Pronunciation: MIY-rə (key)

Origin of the name Myra:

Coined by the poet Fulke Greville (1554 - 1628) for use in his love poems. Some believe it to be a variant of the Irish Moyra; an anagram of Mary; a borrowing of the name of a seaport in ancient Lycia; or from the Latin myrrha (myrrh).

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Maira, Mayra

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Myra Ellen Amos is the real name of musician Tori Amos.
Myra (born Mayra Carol Ambriz Quintana), American pop singer, dancer and choreographer
Myra English, Hawaiian entertainer
Myra Albert Wiggins, American painter and pictorial photographer
Myra Barry, Irish Fine Gael politician

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Myra Breckenridge, eponymous transsexual hero/heroine of the novel and film by Gore Vidal

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