Gender: Feminine
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: “poetry; singing.”

A popular name in Israel, the name comes directly from the Hebrew word meaning, “poetry; singing.”

As of 2008, Shira stood as the 2nd most popular female name among Jewish girls in Israel.

Another name which is related, but with a slightly different meaning, is Shiri שׁירי, which means, “my song.” The i-suffix in Hebrew denotes personal possession.