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Maira is a delicate and classy baby name for girls. It has international origins reigning from Spain to Greece and Estonia. Maira was even a top 1,000 baby name in the late twentieth century here in America.

Meaning of the name Maira:

Greek: sweet-smelling oil
Estonian: gushing, sugary

Origin of the name Maira:

The baby name Maira is likely a variation of the Greek Myra. These names began as shortened forms of Miranda, created by poet Fulke Greville. Some state, however, that Maira is a variation of the Estonian Maire. This latter name comes from the Finnish word “mairea.”

Symbolism of the name Maira:

The baby name Maira means “sweet-smelling oil” in Greek because it has the same origins as Myra. In Estonian, the name means “gushing” or “sugary” because of the translation of the Finnish word “mairea.”

Style of the name Maira:

Traditional

Gender of the name Maira:

Maira is a feminine baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Maira:

MIE-ruh

Number of syllables in the name Maira:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Maira:

Maira feels refined, feminine, and upper class. It is a formal name with a sense of delicacy.

Alternative spellings for the name Maira:

Nicknames for the name Maira:

Popularity of the name Maira:

Maira became a top 1,000 name in 1983 at rank 976. It left the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index in 1995 at number 924. Maira got up to the top 800 list from 1991 to 1993, ranking number 732 in 1992.

Related names for the name Maira:

Great middle names for Maira and their meanings:

  • Jeanne (Yahweh is gracious)
  • Zoe (life)
  • Elise (my God is an oath)
  • Soleil (sun)
  • Rosalind (gentle horse)
  • Brielle (heroine of God)
  • Collette (people of victory)
  • Jade (stone of the side)

Famous people with the name Maira:

  • Maira Kalman (illustrator, artist)
  • Maira Vieira (model)
  • Maira Khan (actress, “Durj”)

Mairas in popular culture:

No fictional characters have the baby name Maira.