US Popularity:5674
Other Origin(s):Sanskrit, Slavic
Meaning:Bitterness of the sea; Beloved; Peace; World; Sea, ocean
Miri is a feminine name of Hebrew origin. A diminutive of Miriam, the name means “bitterness of the sea” or “beloved,” it may remind you of Miriam the Prophetess, an important figure mentioned in the Torah. This name is a unique lesson for baby about embracing having a strong, sharp edge to them. Miri also has Slavic roots, where it’s a variant of Mira, meaning “peace” or “world,” as well as Sanskrit connections, where it means “sea” or “ocean.” Baby is going to be a beloved addition to your family and saying the name Miri each day is a great way to remind them.

Miri Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Miri is currently #4457 on The Bump
Girl:Miri is currently #1991 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Miri is currently #5674 in U.S. births
Girl:Miri is currently #2131 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 1701
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Miri

  • Behind the Name, Miri, November 2019

  • Behind the Name, Miriam, April 2022

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  • Behind the Name, Mira (2), January 2019

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