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Although Miranda is a Latin word, meaning “she who must be admired” or simply “admirable”, this name was first coined by Shakespeare. Appearing for the first time in his 1611 play “The Tempest”, Miranda is an admirable character indeed, and the only female to appear on stage in this play. Given its literary pedigree and songful sound, this has been a favorite for centuries since its appearance.

Rank in the year 2015

Miranda was ranked #591 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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