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Origin of the name MIRA.
Etymology of the name MIRA.
Meaning of the baby name MIRA.


MIRA.  Spanish and Chamorro.  From the vocabulary word mira, from Latin myrrha, meaning "myrrh." 

mira, n.; myrrh. (Dictionary & Grammar of the Chamorro Language, Preissig, 1918)

MIRA.  A contraction of English Muriel (q.v.), meaning "perfumed."  Usage: America, England.

    Robert Herrick has a sonnet to Myrrha, Hard-Hearted.  The varieties of this name are, Muriel, Mira, Meriel, Myrrha, Myrtah, Myra, Myrrhene, and Myrtle. (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905).

    Myrrh, from French myrrhe, from Latin myrrha, from the Greek, from the Arabic.  The balsamic juice of the Arabian myrtle, named from its bitterness. (Skeat's Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, 1898)


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