Mirah Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Amira:
Feminine form of Amir, which is derived from the Arabic āmir (prince, emir), from the verb amara (to command, to rule).
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The girl's name Mirah \m(i)-rah\ is a variant of Almera (Arabic), Amira (Arabic, Hebrew) and Elmira (Arabic), and the meaning of Mirah is "aristocratic lady, princess; princess; treetop, proverb, or sheaf of corn; aristoctaric lady, princess". (thinkbabynames.com)
(From "Myra") Created by the 17th-century poet Fulke Greville. He possibly based it on Latin myrra meaning "myrrh" (a fragrant resin obtained from a tree). Otherwise, he may have simply rearranged the letters from the name MARY. ()
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Mirah (born Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn) - a popular musician
Mirah Ammal - a Middle Eastern dance artist based in the U.S.
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Mirah Lapidoth, a young Jewish singer, from the 1876 George Eliot novel Daniel Deronda.