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Myra

First Name
59k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
157
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Myra

"Myra" is a name of English origin, and it means "Admirable". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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First used by the poet Fulke Greville, possibly as an anagram of Mary.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Myra

Tori Amos is an alternative rock, piano rock, baroque pop, electronica, and classical music musician. She plays vocals, Piano, Harpsichord, Clavichord, Hammond organ, Pump organ, Clavinet, Bösendorfer, Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer, and Kurzweil Music Systems. She has been prominent since 1979. Tori was given the name Myra Ellen Amos on August 22nd, 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, U.S.

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Belle was given the name Myra Maybelle Shirley on February 5th, 1848 in Carthage, Missouri. She breathed her last breath on February 3rd, 1889.

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Myra was given the name Myra Nathalie Hiatt on December 27th, 1942. Myra is also known as Hiatt and Myra Nathalie. She died on July 20th, 2011.

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Myra was born in 1937.

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Myra is a pop music singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, dance, and choreography. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 2000 to present. Myra was born on May 21st, 1986.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Myra

Myra is a pop music singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, dance, and choreography. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 2000 to present. Myra was born on May 21st, 1986.

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Kinch was born in 1904. She passed away in 1981.

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Abraham was born in 1639. He left this life in 1684.

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He passed away in 1712.

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How popular is the baby name Myra in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 83 83 0
1881 72 72 0
1882 89 89 0
1883 81 81 0
1884 98 98 0
1885 84 84 0
1886 96 96 0
1887 95 95 0
1888 134 134 0
1889 121 121 0
1890 133 133 0
1891 113 113 0
1892 113 113 0
1893 117 117 0
1894 148 148 0
1895 127 127 0
1896 158 158 0
1897 138 138 0
1898 143 143 0
1899 115 115 0
1900 164 164 0
1901 115 115 0
1902 136 136 0
1903 128 128 0
1904 119 119 0
1905 126 126 0
1906 139 139 0
1907 142 142 0
1908 148 148 0
1909 144 144 0
1910 155 155 0
1911 186 186 0
1912 224 224 0
1913 305 305 0
1914 322 322 0
1915 390 390 0
1916 427 422 5
1917 465 465 0
1918 468 468 0
1919 461 461 0
1920 516 516 0
1921 523 523 0
1922 468 468 0
1923 472 472 0
1924 493 493 0
1925 502 502 0
1926 466 466 0
1927 534 534 0
1928 521 521 0
1929 490 490 0
1930 489 489 0
1931 511 511 0
1932 560 560 0
1933 512 512 0
1934 593 593 0
1935 595 595 0
1936 574 574 0
1937 642 642 0
1938 724 724 0
1939 658 658 0
1940 749 749 0
1941 788 788 0
1942 929 929 0
1943 891 886 5
1944 720 720 0
1945 742 737 5
1946 824 818 6
1947 1,141 1,141 0
1948 1,088 1,088 0
1949 1,013 1,013 0
1950 1,032 1,032 0
1951 1,028 1,028 0
1952 939 939 0
1953 967 967 0
1954 960 960 0
1955 917 917 0
1956 897 897 0
1957 1,104 1,104 0
1958 1,294 1,286 8
1959 1,252 1,247 5
1960 1,173 1,173 0
1961 1,035 1,035 0
1962 906 901 5
1963 863 863 0
1964 749 749 0
1965 638 638 0
1966 529 529 0
1967 507 507 0
1968 509 509 0
1969 453 453 0
1970 455 455 0
1971 451 451 0
1972 362 362 0
1973 404 404 0
1974 385 385 0
1975 367 367 0
1976 340 340 0
1977 345 345 0
1978 356 356 0
1979 318 318 0
1980 367 367 0
1981 351 351 0
1982 336 331 5
1983 323 323 0
1984 310 310 0
1985 308 308 0
1986 328 321 7
1987 292 292 0
1988 302 302 0
1989 269 269 0
1990 301 301 0
1991 287 287 0
1992 273 273 0
1993 245 245 0
1994 242 242 0
1995 226 226 0
1996 236 236 0
1997 201 201 0
1998 228 228 0
1999 234 234 0
2000 230 230 0
2001 233 233 0
2002 245 245 0
2003 249 249 0
2004 226 226 0
2005 240 240 0
2006 254 254 0
2007 231 231 0
2008 242 242 0
2009 303 303 0
2010 264 264 0
2011 342 342 0
2012 306 306 0
2013 352 352 0
2014 448 448 0
2015 493 493 0
2016 560 560 0

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Popularity of Myra as a first name

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Popularity of Myra as a last name

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Common last names for Myra

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  • Johnson
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  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Brown
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  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Walker
  • Harris

Common first names for Myra

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Myra U.S.
  White 85.35% 64.26%
  African American 5.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Myra

People with the last name Myra are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Myra

  • How Popular is the name Myra? Myra is the 886th most popular name of all time. As a last name Myra was the 111,988th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Myra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 59,162 babies born with the first name Myra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Myra to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Myra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 83 new born babies.
  • When was Myra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Myra is Wednesday, November 20th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Myra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Myra was in 1958 with a total of 1,286 babies. That's a lot of babies named Myra!
  • Random Myra Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Myra ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 130 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Myra: Your name in reverse order is Arym. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Myra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 157 people with the last name Myra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Myra? Myra is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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