Other Origin(s):Irish, British
Meaning:Fate, destiny; Abundance from above
Moiraine is the name of the slightly cold but serious badass leading the pack in The Wheel of Time series and, indeed, from where it is most famous. But one of the beautiful things about this name's popularity is that it's only popular within the nerdy groups that have undoubtedly been a part of your life. But to people outside of these geeky groups, it's just a lovely name—and who wouldn't want that kind of secret power nipping at their heels? However, if you're looking for something a little less fantasy-based, it's possible this name is a cross-collaboration of names Moira and Rain, which mean "destiny or fate; share" and "abundance from above," respectively.
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