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Origin & Meaning

The name Moira is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Moira is "bitter".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "beloved".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1672  in baby name popularity for girls with 126 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Moira is a form of the name Mary.

Variants of the name Moira include Moyra.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Moira.

Just for fun, see the name Moira 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 Moira in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.