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Girl Name: Moira

Name: Moira
Pronunciation: \mo(i)-ra\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Moya, Maura, Maureen
Sounds Like: Mira, Maira, Mora, Meira
Variant forms: Moire, Moyra
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1855


Moira \mo(i)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced MOY-rah. It is of English origin. Variant of Maire (Irish, Gaelic), from Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". See also Mayra and Myra.

Moira has 2 variant forms: Moire and Moyra.

For more information, see also related names Moya, Maura and Maureen.

Baby names that sound like Moira are Mira, Maira, Mora and Meira.

View a list of the 7 names that reference Moira.


Moira is a very popular first name for women (#1855 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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