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Of Latin origin.

Derives from the word “mirandus” that means admirable and also wonderful.

The name firstly appeared in Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”, written in 1611.

In the play, Miranda is a young girl living in an isolated island, raised and educated by her magician father Prospero.

In “The Tempest”, Miranda is the living representation of female virtue.

Miranda is also the name of one of Uranus planet moons.

It is also a surname.

Miranda is related to the word “mirandus” which is a synonym to the word “miraculous”.

Famous bearers are Miranda Richardson, Miranda Kerr, Miranda Lambert, Miranda Otto, Miranda Hart.

One respected and successful Miranda, that is Miranda Richardson, may give you an idea about some positive traits of the name.

Click here, to find out about her career, from the famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to Academy award nominations and the BAFTA awards.