US Popularity:4795
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Greek
Meaning:Sea of bitterness, bitter; Sparkle, gleam, flash
Maira is a feminine name of Irish, Hebrew, and Greek origin. Derived from the Hebrew Mary, meaning "bitter" or "sea of bitterness," this Irish version is sure to help baby stand out amongst the waves. Additionally, the name has Greek roots, with some bright and brilliant definitions including "sparkle," "gleam," or "flash," which are sure to suit your little guiding light. As you can see, this name has connections around the globe. Not to mention, you and baby can also venture to the heart of Italy and find the Maira River! So, if you want baby to go with the flow and be a light in your life, this is the perfect choice.

Maira Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Maira is currently #1133 on The Bump
Girl:Maira is currently #821 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Maira is currently #4795 in U.S. births
Girl:Maira is currently #2709 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 30
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 213

  • Behind the Name, Maira, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Maira

  • Behind the Name, Mary, January 2022

  • Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Maira

  • WordSense, Meaning of Maira

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