Shira Name Meaning & Origin
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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
"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"