Girl Names baby nameMiranda

What does the name Miranda mean?

The meaning of the name “Miranda” is: “Admirable, Beautiful”.

Additional information: The girl name Miranda was invented by Shakespeare, to use it for his heroine , the daughter of Prospero, in his play 'The Tempest' (1611). See other Shakespeare names.
The name is derived from the feminine form of the Latin gerundive 'mirandus', meaning 'admirable, wonderful', itself coming from the verb 'mirari', meaning 'to wonder, to admire at'. Afterwards, the girl name Miranda was adopted by the English speakers and became very popular girl name in the nineteenth and twentieth century, but now losing its popularity especially since 1995.
Miranda is also the smallest of the five major satellites of planet Uranus, from the twenty seven known ones.