Shira Name Meaning & Origin

Shira

Pronunciation: SHEER-ə (key)

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Pronounced
SHEER-ah.
I think it's so pretty. It's cute enough for a little girl but sophisticated enough for a young lady.

My first time hearing about such a lovely name...it sounds like the name of a heroine in a book, but also in real life. :)

Shari and Shira are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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From the Hebrew for singing/melody/poem.

In Japan the word Shira or Shiro means white. There are some cities and coastal beaches with the name.

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Shirshir, Shiroosh, Shampy, Shirale

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Shira is of Hebrew origin and means "song."

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In Japan- the name of the Grimm's famous "Snow White" is Shirahime.白姫, pronounced she-ra-he-meh in Japanese, means translated ‘White Princess’.The Kanji characters for white and princess suggest ‘purity’ and ‘goodness’ – both important ideals.

There is a Japanese manga, created by Clamp, called 白姫抄 (she-rahe-meh-shoh), which is a modern variation of the Japanese tale 雪女 (you-ki-on-na = snow woman). The drawings in that manga have a rare subtlety.

spelled differently but pronounced the same, there was the famous 1980's cartoon hero- Shera Princess of Power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She-Ra:_Princess_of_Power

"Shira" (book), a famous novel by Israeli Nobel Prize laureate Shmuel Yosef Agnon

another fictional character on tv: Shira Huntzberger, mother of Rory Gilmore's boyfriend Logan Huntzberger on the WB's "Gilmore Girls"

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