US Popularity:3276
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Fate, destiny; Share; Bitter; Rebelliousness; Beloved; Wished for child
Moira is a girl's name of Greek and Irish origin. In Greek, it translates to "destiny," "share," or "fate," reminding yout little one that they're future is in their hands. If you've got a love for mythology, Moira is believed to be referring to the three Greek incarnations of destiny known as the Fates, aka the Morai. As legend tells, the Moirai ensured that every living being lived out their destiny according to the universe, giving the name an otherworldly tone for baby to enjoy. Moira also acts as a alternative spelling of Máire, the Irish variant of Mary. This can give this moniker plenty of classic meanings, including "bitter," "rebelliousness," "beloved," and "wished-for child." Along with this heady lineage, the name Moira reemerged in popularity since 2015 thanks to Catherine O’Hara’s portrayal of the rich, eccentric matriarch of the Rose family, Moira Rose, on the wildly popular TV comedy, Schitt's Creek.

Moira Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Moira is currently #1306 on The Bump
Girl:Moira is currently #951 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Moira is currently #3276 in U.S. births
Girl:Moira is currently #1797 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 267
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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