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Olivia Musembi
By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 15 Views | 🔊 12 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Sangeetha Sivaguru (Senior Content Specialist)

Gender: Male

Origin: English, Greek

Meaning: A Fork from River, Glen

Pronunciation: lī(ə)r, /laɪ(ə)r/, L AY R

Popularity Rank: #434,005

On this page:

  • 1. Lyre Meaning
  • 2. Lyre Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Lyre
  • 4. Translations of Lyre
  • 5. Lyre Name Popularity
  • 6. Lyre Name Poster
  • 7. Names similar to Lyre

Lyre Meaning

From the Greek lyra, meaning "lyre", which is a string instrument similar to a small harp. It is also associated with the Greek god Apollo, who was often depicted playing the lyre.

Lyre also means "A Fork from River, Glen, Instrument of the god Apollo".

Lyre is found in France, Philippines, China, and 14 more countries.

Lyre Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: lī(ə)r

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /laɪ(ə)r/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: L AY R

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Lyre?

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  • Spanish (Spain)
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  • French (France)
    French (France)
  • German (Germany)
    German (Germany)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
    Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Italian (Italy)
    Italian (Italy)
  • Russian (Russia)
    Russian (Russia)
  • Arabic
  • Mandarin Chinese
    Mandarin Chinese

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Translations of Lyre

Lyre Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Lyre is recorded 35 times globally, ranking it as the 434,005th most common name worldwide.

Lyre is most prevalent in France, with 8 occurrences, making it the 67,281th most popular name in the country.

Lyre Popularity by Country

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