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Meaning of Myra

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The name Myra has the following meaning:

Sweet-smelling scented oil. A literary name more commonly used in the 17-century.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Myra is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 997 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Myra rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 94 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 906 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Myra in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Myra is pronounced as my-rah


Myra originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Myra and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Myra: Boys - Chester, Florian, Lum, Octavio, Girls - Araceli, Emily, Felicia, Karly, Marcia, Norma, Both genders - Cecil, Patricia


Popular Variants for the name Myra: Maira, Mayra (English), Myrah, Myree, Myrena, Myria, Myriah


We think the name Myra should fall under the following style category: Mythical and Mysterious.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Myra to be: A soft-spoken, simple girl

In one word, you might describe Myra as a(n) "simple" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Myra (or its variants) are:

Myra Hemmings, born on 30 August, a famous actress. Myra Hemmings's background: An American actress and teacher, and a founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. After Hemmings' death, Dramatic Theatre Guild was renamed Myra Davis Hemmings Memorial Theatre Guild. In addition, the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter's of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated resource center was named after Hemmings in 1986. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. created the Myra Davis Hemmings Scholarship for the study in performance or creative arts.
Madison (2)
Mia (36)
Maria (42)
Mary (55)
Michelle (64)
Melissa (90)
Melanie (98)
Molly (103)
Mya (124)
Margaret (127)
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