Nyra is a multicultural baby name with two primary origin stories. It either comes from the tribal name of New Zealand, Ngaire or the Hebrew option, Nir. Nyra is not yet a top 1,000 option, but it is rank 1,038 and on the rise.

Meaning of the name Nyra:

Hebrew: light, furrow, plowed field
Maori: wetland

Origin of the name Nyra:

There are two origin stories for the baby name Nyra. Some believe that it is an alternative spelling to Nyrah, which comes from the New Zealand, or Maori, name Ngaire. Ngaire was a name for those from the town of Ngaere. Others believe that Nyra is an alternative to the name Nira. Niram is the feminine variation of Nir.

Symbolism of the name Nyra:

The baby name Nyra means “wetland” in Maori when considering it comes from the name Ngaire. The town Ngaere where Ngaire comes from is part of a wetland. On the other hand, Nyra has the same meaning as Nira, and ultimately Nir in Hebrew.

Style of the name Nyra:


Gender of the name Nyra:

Nyra is an ancient name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Nyra:


Number of syllables in the name Nyra:


Emotion evoked from the name Nyra:

Nyra is a unique baby name. It has an urban and youthful feel.

Alternative spellings for the name Nyra:

Nicknames for the name Nyra:

  • Ny
  • Nyny
  • Nya
  • Nyu
  • Ra
  • Rara

Popularity of the name Nyra:

Nyra is not a top 1,000 name option in America. It is on the rise, however, and is just above a top 1,000 option. As of 2020, it was ranked 1,038.

Related names for the name Nyra:

Great middle names for Nyra and their meanings:

  • Laurel (from Laurentum)
  • Tori (winner, conqueror)
  • Elise (My God is an oath)
  • Kiana (ancient, God is gracious)
  • Bailey (bailiff)
  • Alyssa (noble)
  • Bethany (house of figs)
  • Jolene (God will increase)

Famous people with the name Nyra:

There are no famous people with the baby name Nyra.

Nyras in popular culture:

  • Nyra Banerjee (character from “Guardians of Ga'Hoole”)