Usage: Moira, of Hebrew origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Moira are in general originating from Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Moira across the world, see Mary.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 11.
The name Moira is ranked on the 3,013th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 118200 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.
The name Moira has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Moira for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
The name Moira is a given name of Greek origin, deriving from μοῖρα, meaning “destiny, share, fate”. In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Greek: Μοῖραι, plural for μοῖρα), often known in English as the Fates, were the white-robed incarnations of destiny. The name could also be an Anglicisation of the Irish name Máire (equivalent to English Mary).
Irish, Scottish and English: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Máire (a form of Mary). This is now an extremely popular name in its own right throughout the English-speaking world.
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