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1. The name Myra comes from the ancient port and capital city of Lycia, now in modern day Turkey. The name was popularly associated with the Greek name for myrrh (Greek for "bitter"), an aromatic resin obtained from a small thorny tree. Myrrh was used widely for incense and fragrance, medicinal purposes, anointing the dead, and for flavoring wine. The city of Myra featured a large Greco-Roman amphitheater and once had a great temple to the goddess Artemis. The temple was later destroyed by the command of St. Nicholas, a popular bishop at Myra in the 4th century AD. St. Nicholas was known for his charitable nature and humility. Several legends about him have been based on his kind and giving nature and have led to the development of Santa Claus. In another link to Christmas, the name Myra is associated with the same "myrrh" that, according to Matthew, was brought as a gift to the infant Jesus by the Three Kings, along with gold and frankincense.

2. A witty, charming, mysterious female.
They named their baby Myra, because she was born near Christmas, and therefore associated with St. Nicholas as well as myrrh, a gift for the infant Jesus.
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A name for a girl who will definitely impact you. She is sweet, caring, and beautiful. She might just be the best person you ever meet, don't let her go. You can always talk to her about anything, and she won't judge you.
She is insecure about herself, but she never wants you to be insecure about yourself.
"That girl over there is amazing, she reminds me of a Myra."
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Myra is a slaying, fine princess that is always turnt up
Did you see ( Myra ) today??
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Myra comes from the Greek tongues and it means innocence and beauty to die for. Myra is the most beautiful and honest person you will ever meet. A Myra always tells the truth and looks good while doing it. A Myra is the sweetest and most gentle being on the planet. If you ever meet a Myra, never let her go. She will always make your day, no matter how hers is going. A Myra is a true friend and a Myra will always love you for who you are.
Yeah, very Myraish!
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a women of class and style.
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myra is a lady of class and style
by chuck May 19, 2004
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