I found this very interesting. I always knew why my mom named me Miranda Marie, but I never really thought about the actual meaning of my name until I was asked about my tattoo. I have a Chinese symbol for the meaning of my 1st name. I never really though to dig further into it until today. Yea, I'm a lil weird like that!!lol So if ya wanna know what your name truly means and not just why your parents named you that, check out this website. www.behindthename.com
Pronounced: mə-RAN-də [key]
Derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful". The name was created by Shakespeare for the heroine in his play 'The Tempest' (1611). It did not become a common English given name until the 20th century. This is also the name of one of the moons of Uranus.
Usage: French, Czech, German, English
Pronounced: ma-REE (French), mah-REE (German) [key]
French, Czech and German form of Maria (see MARY). A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, the queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Another was Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity with her husband Pierre.