[ 3 syll. mai-ra, ma-ira ] The baby girl name Maira is pronounced as Maa-IY-Raa- †. Maira is used mostly in the English, Spanish, Irish, and Hawaiian languages. Its language of origin is Latin, Hebrew, and English. The name is of uncertain origin; it could be from the Latin for 'marvelous' or else from the Old Greek name for Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
In addition, Maira is a derivative (Irish) of the English name Mary.
Maira is also a derivative (Hawaiian) of the English name Myra.
The origin and meaning of the name Maira is inherited by all variant forms.
See also the related form, the Spanish Maravilla.
Maira is rare as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1992, 0.015% of baby girls were given the name Maira. It had a ranking of #732 then. The baby name has suffered a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is currently used on a very modest scale. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly linked to Maira, Mary was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Maira include Maila, Maaria, Maharae, Maharey, Mahari, Maharie, Mahary, Mahira, Manari, Manarri, Manjarey, Manjari, Manjarie, Manjary, Mariae, Mariah, Marija, Marijo, Mariya, and Mariyah.
† Pronunciation for Maira: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"