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Girl Name: Miranda

Name: Miranda
Pronunciation: \m(i)-ran-da, mir(a)-nda\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: worthy of admiration
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Amanda, Mireya
Sounds Like: Marianda, Marinda
Variant forms: Maranda, Meranda, Mira, Miran, Mirandah, Mirelle, Mirella, Mirra, Mirranda, Myra, Myranda, Myrella, Myrilla, Myrrilla, Randa, Randi, Randie, Randy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 480
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 634

Description

Miranda \m(i)-ran-da, mir(a)-nda\ as a girl's name is pronounced mer-ANN-dah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Miranda is "worthy of admiration". In Shakespeare's "The Tempest", Miranda is an innocent girl raised and educated on an isolated island by her magician father. Actress Miranda Richardson.

Miranda has 18 variant forms: Maranda, Meranda, Mira, Miran, Mirandah, Mirelle, Mirella, Mirra, Mirranda, Myra, Myranda, Myrella, Myrilla, Myrrilla, Randa, Randi, Randie and Randy.

For more information, see also related names Amanda and Mireya.

Baby names that sound like Miranda are Marianda and Marinda.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Miranda.

Popularity

Miranda is a very popular first name for women (#480 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#634 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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