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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lyrae

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Lyrae is of Unknown origin and means "It means starlight".
  • According to a user from Montana, United States, the name Lyrae is of Greek origin and means "Lyrae is derived from lyre, the musical instrument made famous in Greek mythology, and serves astronomers as the genitive form of the Lyra constellation's several major stars. Adoption of Lyrae for baby girl names likely emerged in the US thanks to the 1962 Disney Movie, Moon Pilot, where the character of Lyrae is a friendly alien from the planet, Beta Lyrae, Unfortunately, Beta Lyrae is in fact a semidetached binary (two-star) system that is locked in orbit with what scientists suspect is probably a Black Hole.".

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  1. (astronomy) Genitive form of Lyra used when naming stars, such as α Lyrae.

Fun Facts about the name Lyrae

  • How Popular is the name Lyrae? Lyrae is the 50,641st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lyrae have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40 babies born with the first name Lyrae in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lyrae? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Lyrae born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lyrae was in 1962 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Lyrae: Your name in reverse order is Earyl. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lyear. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Lyrae born Apr 15, 1965

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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