Lyra - girls name

Lyra name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Lyra name meaning:

The name Lyra is of Greek origin and holds a significant meaning. Derived from the Greek word "lyre," Lyra is associated with the musical instrument played by the Greek god Hermes, which is often depicted as a small harp. This connection gives the name a musical and melodic essence, symbolizing harmony, rhythm, and creativity.

Lyra is also linked to the constellation "Lyra," which represents the lyre of Orpheus, a mythical musician in Greek mythology known for his enchanting music. This association adds a sense of enchantment and magic to the name, emphasizing its musical connotation.

People named Lyra are often described as artistic, imaginative, and charismatic. They possess a natural ability to create beauty and express themselves through various artistic mediums. The name Lyra carries a positive and vibrant energy, reflecting a person who appreciates and inspires creativity.

Origin: French

Of the Iyre, or song.

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Overall UK ranking: 80 out of 5581

630 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (63)
  • England (83)
  • Scotland (145)

Historical popularity of Lyra

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