Origin of the name MIRA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MIRA.
and Chamorro. From the vocabulary word mira, from Latin myrrha, meaning
mira, n.; myrrh.
(Dictionary & Grammar of the
Chamorro Language, Preissig, 1918)
contraction of English Muriel (q.v.),
meaning "perfumed." Usage: America,
has a sonnet to Myrrha, Hard-Hearted. The varieties of this
name are, Muriel, Mira, Meriel, Myrrha, Myrtah, Myra, Myrrhene, and
Myrtle. (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905).
Myrrh, from French myrrhe,
from Latin myrrha, from the Greek, from the Arabic. The
balsamic juice of the Arabian myrtle, named from its bitterness. (Skeat's
Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, 1898)