Myra

Myra - A very unique female name



  Jul 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Myra, meaning sweet-smelling oil, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #322. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Myra and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Myra? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Myra. The baby girl name Myra was given to 245 baby girls in 2012, ranking #892 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,768 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Myra peaked in popularity 77 years ago in 1942 on position 215.



Famous with this name

Myra Karn
Myra Turley
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Myra is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Myra is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #393 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,373.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Myra is where you live.


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Myra origin and meaning

Myra is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means sweet-smelling oil. To see famous people named Myra, pop culture references for the name Myra and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Myra

We've found the following names that sound similar to Myra, sorted by popularity.

Mary / Maria / Marie / Mariah / Mayra / Maura / Mara / Mari / Moriah / Mireya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012892
2011813
2010985
2009904
20081100
20071121
20061063
20051032
20041093
2003956
2002954
2001961
2000938
1999888
1998934
1997963
1996836
1995878
1994842
1993863
1992750
1991767
1990728
1989793
1988650
1987643
1986604
1985603
1984576
1983552
1982575
1981538
1980524
1979591
1978521
1977526
1976512
1975496
1974469
1973453
1972487
1971462
1970461
1969448
1968417
1967414
1966399
1965355
1964347
1963321
1962310
1961287
1960261
1959246
1958239
1957258
1956295
1955284
1954271
1953261
1952260
1951242
1950235
1949234
1948225
1947222
1946247
1945249
1944249
1943223
1942215
1941220
1940222
1939243
1938230
1937244
1936254
1935257
1934253
1933266
1932264
1931278
1930300
1929298
1928293
1927290
1926309
1925297
1924307
1923294
1922295
1921291
1920285
1919293
1918298
1917288
1916290
1915294
1914293
1913263
1912309
1911305
1910322

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts393
Nebraska438
Iowa511
Connecticut525
Kansas555
New Jersey581
Minnesota628
Georgia637
Washington674
Illinois684
New York695
Wisconsin765
Missouri789
Pennsylvania825
Ohio826
Michigan848
California967
North Carolina1143
Texas1145
Indiana1146
Florida1373

Even more about Myra


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Myra a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Myra?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1942
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Myra
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,768
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +245

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