I had this name picked out before we even knew the gender. When I first saw the name, I stopped looking. It felt right. To me, Lyra is the name of an artist. Lyra stands alone with no last name needed. The meaning behind the name has traits of both parents.
Lyra is a constellation name taken from the lyre of Orpheus. In Greek the meaning of the name Lyra is: Lyre (medieval instrument). Lyrical.
Lyra is visible from the northern hemisphere from spring through autumn, and nearly overhead, in temperate latitudes, during the summer months. From the southern hemisphere, it is visible low in the northern sky during the winter months
People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.
People with this name tend to be quiet, cooperative, considerate, sympathetic to others, adaptable, balanced and sometimes shy. They are trustworthy, respecting the confidences of others, and make excellent diplomats, mediators and partners. They are often very intuitive. They like detail and order.