Myra

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

English name invented in the 17th century by Fulke Greville (1554-1628) of unknown origin and meaning, some theories include:

1) Variant form of Mira [1] [2]

2) Anagram of Mary [1] [2]

3) Variant form of Myrrha [1]

4) Scottish Anglicised form of Mairead (see Mairéad) [1]

5) Female form of Myron [2] [3]

6) Swedish myra = 'ant' [4]

Related Names

Myra
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Mýra
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Icelandic

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Myra
Genitive: Myras
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Myra
Genitive: Myran
Partitive: Myraa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Myra
Genitive: Myras
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Myra
Genitive: Myras

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
292 499 292 497 0 2
Norway Norway[6]
43
n.a.
43
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
35
n.a.
35
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
40
n.a.
40 0 0
Iceland Iceland[9]
3 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Myra (f) Sources: [5][7][6][8]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/