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Moira

Moira Meaning and Origin

The girl’s name Moira is a Greek name meaning: “fate, destiny.” In Greek mythology, the term “Moira” referred to the three goddesses of fate, also known as the Fates. They were responsible for controlling the destinies of individuals. “Moira” is also an Anglicized form of the Irish name “Máire,” which is the Irish equivalent of “Mary.” It is derived from the Hebrew name “Miriam,” meaning “wished-for child” or “bitter.” In Scotland, “Moira” is considered a variation of the Gaelic name “Mòrag,” meaning “great.” It can also be associated with “Maureen” or “Mairi,” both derived from the name “Mary.” “Moira” is used as a given name in various English-speaking countries. It gained popularity during the 20th century and is often chosen for its classic and elegant sound.

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