Moira Name Meaning & Origin

Moira

Pronunciation: MOY-rə (key)

Origin of the name Mary:

Anglicized form of Maria, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām (sea of bitterness, sea of sorrow). There is much debate over the meaning of the name, however. While "sea of bitterness or sorrow" seems to be the most probable, some sources give the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name, borne in the Bible by the virgin mother of Jesus, has become one of the most enduringly popular names in the Christian world.

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Maire, Mary

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Meanings and history of the name Moira

Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic name Máire (a form of Mary.)
Pronounced: MOI-ra
Moirae or Moerae (in greek mythology) referred to the white-robed personifications (3 sisters) that ruled over human destiny.

Famous real-life people named Moira

Moira Kelly, American actress
Moira Harris, American actress
Moira Crone, American author
Moira Gunn, American radio host

Moira in song, story & screen

Moira, character in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."
Moira MacTaggert, fictional character the X-Men stories in the Marvel Comics universe.
Moira Davidson, a character played by Ava Gardner in the 1959 movie "On the Beach" with Fred Astaire and Gregory Peck.
Moira Doyle, a key character in the popular Australian TV series called "McLeod's Daughters".
Wendy's middle name in the novel "Peter Pan": her full name is Wendy Moira Angela Darling.
Moira Barton/Dingle, character in "Emmerdale"
Moira Burton is one of the main characters in Resident Evil Revelations 2 game.
Moira Queen is fictional character from DC comic books' “Green Arrow”. She was Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow's mother. Actress Susanna Thompson played the character on the TV series “Arrow”. Her full name on “Arrow” was Moira Dearden Queen.

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