Elements, Female, Japanese, M names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Sound, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mira

Mira is an Indian female name (also spelled Meera). I've seen several source list it as meaning "sea, ocean" but I've also seen it listed as meaning "prosperous, wealthy, highborn" or "limit, boundary". Mirabai (or Meera Bai) was a 15th century Hindu princess and poetess who was devoted to the Hindu god Krishna; bai seems to be a feminine… Continue reading Mira

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Mirabeau

Mirabeau is a French male name, as well as a surname, derived from Latin mirabilis meaning “wonderful, marvelous, astonishing, amazing” via mīrus which comes from PIE *sméyros (laughing, smiling) from root word *smey- (to laugh, to be glad); this would make Mirabeau the masculine form of Mirabelle. It's also possible that Mirabeau could be considered a combination of given names Mira (with several possible origins such… Continue reading Mirabeau

Female, Literature, M names, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Miranda

Animals, Female, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wolf

Randi

Randi is primarily a feminine spelling of Randy though it's been used for men as well. Randy is a short form of Randall which derives from Germanic name Randolf meaning “shield of a wolf” or “wolf’s shield” from Germanic elements rand (rim ‘of a shield’) and wulf (wolf). I've also seen it listed as a nickname for Miranda, a female name derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful" from Latin mīrus (wonderful, marvelous,… Continue reading Randi

Female, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Mirabelle

Mirabelle is a female name derived from Latin mirabilis meaning "wonderful, marvelous, astonishing, amazing" from mīrus which comes from PIE *sméyros (laughing, smiling) from root word *smey- (to laugh, to be glad). Mirabelle is also the name of a type of plum. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Mirabel (English) Mirabella (Italian) Mirabell (English) Mirabela (English)   Male forms: Mirabello (Italian) Mirabel (English)- Mirabel was used… Continue reading Mirabelle

Ancient Greek, Greek, M names, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Miro

Miro comes from Slavic element miru meaning "peace; world" from Proto-Slavic *mȋrъ derived from a Proto-Indo-European source. Miro is a Slovene and Croatian short form of Miroslav, a Slavic male name meaning "peaceful glory"; though it may also be a short form of names ending in -miro such as Edelmiro (the Spanish form of Ancient Germanic Adelmar meaning "noble famous"). Miro is also an Italian surname derived… Continue reading Miro