Meaning: “admirable; wonderful”
The name is derived from the Latin word mirandus meaning “admirable; wonderful” it has the same root as the English word mirandous. The name seems to have been first used by William Shakespeare for a key character in his 1611 play The Tempest.
Currently, Miranda is the 175th most popular female name in the United States, (2010).
The name is used in Italy, Poland, Estonia, German, Scandinavia and in Spanish-speaking countries.
It is also the name of a satellite of Uranus.
Common short forms are Randa, Randy and Mira.