Myra Name Meaning & Origin

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Maira, Mayra

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