[ 3 syll. mi-ran-da, mir-a-nda ] The baby girl name Miranda is pronounced as Mih-RAENDaa †. Miranda's language of origin is Latin. It is predominantly used in the English, German, and Italian languages. The meaning of the name is 'adorable'. The name is derived from the Latin mirandus (meaning 'admirable, wonderful'), itself from the root word mirari ('to admire, to wonder at'); it was invented by Shakespeare for the daughter of Prospero in his play The Tempest (1611). The name was later adopted by English speakers; it saw a revival in the mid 19th century.
Miranda has 31 variants that are used in English and foreign languages. Variants of the name used in English include Marenda, Marinda, Meranda, Mina, Miran, Miranada, Mirandah, Mirandia, Mirinda, Mironda, Mirra, Mirranda, Muranda, Myrella, and Myrilla. Other English forms include the short forms Mira (also used in German, and Italian) and Randa (also used in Arabic), the familiar forms Mandee, Mandi, Mandie, Mandy, Mindy, Randee, Randi, Randie, and Randy, and the variant spellings Maranda and Myranda. Mirana (Spanish), Mirandë (Albanian), and Mireya (Spanish) are foreign variants of Miranda.
See also the related form, Amanda (English, Finnish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish).
Miranda is a rather popular baby girl name. The name's popularity rose from the 1960s up to the 1990s. Its usage peaked in 1995 with 0.311% of baby girls being given the name Miranda. It was #57 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #367 with a usage of only 0.046%, but it was nonetheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. Miranda was used 1.751% more than the next ranked name, Amanda, in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Miranda: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Miranda is Model Miranda Kerr, Sydney, Australia.