Mireille - Meaning of Mireille

What does Mireille mean?

[ 2 syll. mi-rei-(l)le, mir-ei-lle ] The baby girl name Mireille is pronounced Miy-REY- †. Mireille has its origins in the Latin, Provençal, and Hebrew languages. It is used largely in the English and French languages. Provenal origin: It is derived from the word mirar which means 'to admire'. The name first appeared in the form Mirèio (Provençal), as the title of a 1859 romance poem by the French poet Frdric Mistral (1830-1914). The poet later declared it a variant of Miriam, a name approved by the Church then. He did this to overcome the objections of a priest, so that he could give it as a legitimized baptismal name to his daughter. His declaration has caused some confusion in the origin of the name.

In addition, Mireille is a variant of Mira.

Mireille is also a variant of Mirella (Italian, English, and Spanish).

Mireille has 20 variants that are used in English and foreign languages. Variants of the name used in English include Mirei, Mireil, Mireila, Mireilla, Mirel, Mirele, Mirella (also used in Italian and Spanish), Mirelys, Mireya (also used in Spanish), Miriah, Miriella, Mirielle, Mirilla, Myrella, Myrelle, and Myrilla. The variant spelling Mirelle is another English form. Mireia (Catalan and Spanish), Mireio (French), and Mirela (Romanian) are foreign variants of Mireille.


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Mireille is unusual as a baby girl name. It is not listed in the top 1000. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly linked to Mireille, Mira was the most frequently used.

Baby names that sound like Mireille include Maarii, Maarja, Maeri, Maharai, Mahir, Mahire, Mahri, Maire, Mairi, Manar, Manarr, Manarre, Marae, Marah, Maree, Marei, Marey, Mari, Maria, and Marie.

† Pronunciation for Mireille: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"



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