Name: Mireille

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mireille

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly admire
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly admire
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (mee RAY)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Mireille)
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Miscellaneous Info for Mireille

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Mireille was created by the French poet Frédéric Mistral, as the title of one of his verse romance. He later named his daughter this, the first ever to be baptized Mireille, in 1861. When the priest inquired about the name, Mistral claimed that it was a Provençal form of Marie, from the Latin verb "mirare" (to admire). This explanation is false as Marie is not related to 'mirare', yet Mireille could indeed be an elaborated form of it.

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