Moira Name Meaning and Origin

Moira is a girl name. The name is originated from ‘Irish’ origin. The baby name Moira means “Rebellious Woman”.


Moira Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Irish”



Moira is a girl name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “MOI + ra”


Moira Name Meaning:

Moira is a variant of Mary. Mary is an English form of Maria, the name used in the New Testament, ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. Mary is the name of different characters in New Testament, the most important ones being the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. There are several possible meanings of Miryam, some of them being: “lots of bitterness”, “wished for child”, “bitter”, “rebellious”.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Maire, Moirah, Moire, Moyra


Famous people with this name:

Moira Kelly – actress

Moira Dunn – professional golfer

Moira Lister – actress

Moira O’Neill – writer

Moira Shearer – actress




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