[ 2 syll. ly-ra, lyr-a ] The baby girl name Lyra is pronounced LAY-Rah- †. Lyra's language of origin is Old Greek. It is predominantly used in English and German. Its meaning is derived literally from the word lyra. The lyra or lyre was a stringed musical instrument played in ancient Crete.
Lyra is a rather popular baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 2010s; before that, it was of only sporadic use. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.023% of baby girls were named Lyra. It had a ranking of #680 then. Within all girl names in its family, Lyra was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Lyra: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"