Name: Miranda

Origin and Meaning of the Name Miranda

  • Meaning:
    She who must be admired
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  • Pronunciation:
    (mih RAN da)
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    Itself (Miranda)
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Miscellaneous Info for Miranda

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  • Additional Info:
    Miranda was created by Shakespeare for his play "The Tempest" from the feminine form of the Latin gerundive 'mirandus' (admirable, lovely), from the verb 'mirari' (to wonder at, to admire). This gives the meaning "she who must be admired".

    Miranda is also the name of one of the satellites of Uranus. Though Uranus has 27 known satellites, five are considered major. Miranda is the smallest of these major satellites.

    The name is borne by actress Miranda Richardson, performance artist Miranda July, actress Miranda Otto and supermodel Miranda Kerr.

    In the USA, the "Miranda Rights" are read when somebody is arrested, telling them that they have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. This was named after Ernesto Miranda, who made a confession without being given a warning.

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