Nicknames: Mira, Miri, Mia,
Detail: The name is derived from the root word mirari “to admire; to wonder at”; it was invented by Shakespeare for the daughter of Prospero in his play The Tempest.
Miranda is the smallest and innermost of Uranus’ five major moons.
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Meaning: “Affectionate; benevolent.”
Pronunciation: (ben-VOH-lee-oh); (ben-VOL-yo)
Nicknames: Ben, Volo
Detail: In Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Benvolio is Romeo’s cousin and close friend