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FOR REAL: Miranda was first coined as a name by Shakespeare for his play As You Like It. It is based on the Latin word mirandus meaning "wonderful; admirable." Before Shakespeare coined it into English, Miranda was also a Spanish, Italian and Portuguese surname, coming from several places called Miranda in Southwestern Europe. The origin of this place name may be the same Latin word as the name, or it may come from a Catalan word meaning "watchtower."

diminutives: Miri, Randi

related names: Other names that Shakespeare coined are: Jessica, Olivia, Cordelia, Nerissa, Regan. Though it was a name in ancient Rome, Shakespeare is also responsible for the introduction of Celia into English.