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Miranda

Miranda is a name invented by Shakespeare for his play The Tempest (1610-11) which seems to be based on Latin mirandus (which is to be wondered at, marveled at) via Latin adjective mīrus (wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome) derived from PIE *sméyros (laughing, smiling) via root word *smey- (to laugh, to be glad). Miranda is also. Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic) surname, a locational name for someone who came from any place called Miranda.

Nicknames: Randi, Miri, Mira

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Myranda (English)
  • Marinda (English)

 

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