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QUICK FACTS ON Miranda

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Popularity: 84
  • Simple Meaning: Admirable, lovely

CHARACTERISTICS OF Miranda

Giver
Nurturer
Patient
Idealist
Romantic

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PERSONALITY OF THE PERSON NAMED Miranda

If you are a Miranda, the best word to describe you is “giver.” Your primary motivation in life is taking care of others and giving back to the world. You are an idealist, and you truly feel best when you are serving others. This is even a stronger motivation for you than the things you want personally. Of course, that’s not to say that you don’t have material desires. You actually do enjoy being surrounded by beautiful things, and you especially love utilizing your resources to create a comfortable and nurturing home environment for yourself and your family.

You love children, and you have a special desire to help any children in need—whether they are yours or someone else’s. As for your children and family in particular, you are (or will be) a wonderful mom, because patience, forgiveness, and harmony are a part of your nature. You take extreme care not to hurt others, so you try hard to avoid confrontation, but don’t be afraid to face these situations when necessary. They can become worse if you don’t deal with them head on and allow them to bubble just beneath the surface.

You are a true romantic who treasures her relationships, and anyone in your life is truly lucky to be there!

HISTORICAL ORIGIN – Miranda

The girls’ name Miranda is one of the names actually invented by William Shakespeare. Miranda was the heroine in his 1611 play “The Tempest.” Shakespeare invented the name from the Latin word “mirandus”, meaning “admirable, lovely.” In addition to many admirable and lovely little girls, the name Miranda has also been given to one of the moons of Uranus.

POPULARITY OF THE NAME Miranda

Miranda was in use in the United States in 1880, when the government began tracking U.S. naming trends. However, by 1893, the name completely disappeared in America for over 60 years until it revived in 1957. It stayed at low to moderate usage until the mid-1970s, when it started to grow in popularity. Mirada came to the Top 100 list in the 1990s and stayed there throughout the decade, but fell off the list in 2000. Nevertheless, Miranda has remained a popular girls’ name in the US.

FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED Miranda

The first two famous Mirandas on our list are actually fictional Mirandas. The first is Miranda Hobbes, Carrie Bradshaw’s best friend and accomplished lawyer in the world of “Sex in the City.” Always analytical and brutally honest, Miranda was portrayed in all six seasons of the television show and two related movies by Cynthia Nixon. The next famous fictional Miranda we should mention is the most horrible boss on the face of the earth, Miranda Priestly of “The Devil Wears Prada.” Initially portrayed by the written word in Lauren Weisberger’s novel, she was perfectly played by Meryl Streep in the movie. Real life celeb Mirandas include actresses Miranda Cosgrove, Miranda Richardson, and Miranda Otto, model Miranda Kerr, and country musician Miranda Lambert.

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