Mireille (pr. mee-ray; Forvo) is a French female name based on the Occitan name Mirèio (1859), a long poem written in Occitan by French writer Frederic Mistral (1830-1914). Mirèio was invented by Mistral, who may have based it on the Occitan word mirar meaning “to look, to admire”, which is likely based from Latin mirandus (making it a cousin of Miranda).
Meaning: “to look, to admire”
- Mirèio (Occitan)
- Mirela (Romanian, Croatian, Albanian)
- Mireia (Catalan and Spanish form of Mirèio)
- Mireya (Spanish)
- Mirica (Croatian diminutive of Mirela)
- Mirella (Italian)