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Shira is a name that was only briefly popular in the United States. It is, however, a name that is incredibly popular in Israel. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Shira:

Hebrew: Poetry or music

Origin of the name Shira:

Shira is a name of Hebrew origin that translates as “poetry” or “music”.

Symbolism of the name Shira:

The name Shira tends to symbolize a family's hope for a female child who will grow to be talented in the arts.

Style of the name Shira:

Traditional

Gender of the name Shira:

Shira is a name for baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Shira:

SHEH-RA

Number of syllables in the name Shira:

2

Emotion evoked from the name Shira:

Shira tends to evoke pleasant emotions, much as one would feel if he or she was listening to a song.

Alternative spellings for the name Shira:

Nicknames for the name Shira:

Popularity of the name Shira:

According to the Social Security Administration, Shira last ranked as one of the most popular baby names in the United States in 1986, when it was the 985th most popular name for baby girls. This is the only time the name has ever made it on the list of the 1000 most popular baby names.

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Great middle names for Shira and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Shira:

  • Shira Arad (Israeli film editor and actress)
  • Shira Haas (Israeli actress)
  • Shira Piven (American director)

Shiras in popular culture:

  • Shira Calpurna (character, Warhammer 40k novels)
  • Shira (character, Blade of the Immortal)
  • Shira Huntsberger (character, Gilmore Girls)