About MairaGo back to names list
Maira is the Irish equivalent of the feminine name Mary which is of Hebrew origin and is said to mean ‘Sea Dew’. Mary is and has for a long time been a popular name in England, and in Ireland Maira is also popular. The name can also be seen to have other roots. The Maira is a river running through Italy and this could have encouraged its usage over there. It is also thought to perhaps have roots in Arabic and Maira Kalman is an American illustrator who was born in Israel.
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