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Lyra Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Lyra is of French origin.

The meaning of Lyra is "of the iyre or song".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1042  in baby name popularity for girls with 247 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Lyra Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lyra has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lyra to other names.


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Lyra falls into the musical name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Lyra in American Sign Language?

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Be creative with the name Lyra.

Just for fun, see the name Lyra in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Lyra in Nautical Flags page.

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French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.