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What Does The Name Moira Mean?

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Moira is the Greek word referring to all three of The Fates.  It means literally means "Parts." "Shares" or "Alottted Portions." Zeus Moiragetes, the god of fate, was their leader.  The name has come to mean fate or destiny in modern name dictionaries.  The name is also attributed to Latin where it means Mary in reference to the 'Mother of Christ'.
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My name is Moiré. I haven't ever met someone with the same spelling variation as my name but it's meant to be formed as moy-rah in the gaelic.
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My given name is Moire Starr - hippie parents - and I love that it's SO different here in the States!
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Moira is an irish name for mary. It is pronounced Moy-ra. My name is moira. There are fameous people with the name such as Moira shearer, Moira kerr, and soon ME!
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Moira is a female name. It is a name with Hebrew origins. It means Virgin mother of Christ when translated into English. The pronunciation of this name is MOR-rah. It is also considered as a variant of the Irish name Maire which is a derived form of Mary which means "star of the sea". Mayra, Myra, Moyra etc are the other variants of this form. It is a very popular first name but it is very rare to find a person with Moira as a surname.
Some also consider this a name to have Celtic origins and means exceptional or great. It is a very popular name for Irish girls. Maura is also another name that is associated with Moira. This name became well-known as a first name only after the 15th century. It became popular in Scotland and Ireland as a result of immigration during the 20th century. Well-known people who have borne this name include the ballet dancer Moira Shearer, news reader Moira Stewart and the singers Moira Anderson and Moira Kerr.

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