Ciara Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ciara:
Irish name derived from ciar (black): hence, "black-haired one." In the U.S., Ciara is pronounced phonetically, rather than with its Gaelic pronunciation of keer-ah.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Name Lists Featuring Ciara
- Irish Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in the Republic of Ireland 2014
- Irish Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in the Republic of Ireland, 2010
- Irish Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in the Republic of Ireland for 2012
- Irish Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in the Republic of Ireland
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- Comments and insights on the name Ciara: | Edit
Ciara is a coool namee. Girls that are brunnettes seem to fit the name better.
- Personal experiences with the name Ciara: | Edit
My name is Ciara, although its becoming more popular, growing up no one had the same name as me. I do get compliments very frequently, but I usually have to explain that it isn't Clara or Sarah first. Overall I love my name.
Love my name but really wish people would use the proper pronunciation when saying it or naming their children. It is said like "Keer-ah" not like name Sierra "sea-air-ah". C in Gaelic is pronounced as a K not like an S. For example, Celtic is said "Keltic" not "Seltic".
My name is also Ciara and growing up I absolutely hated it. I knew nobody else with my name and people often called me Key-are-ah or See-air-uh or Cara/Clara/Sara, anything but my actual name. However, now that I'm older (20 years old) I've come to love my unique Irish name that holds a lot of meaning to me. And it's always special on the rare occasion I meet another Ciara. I get so many compliments on how beautiful my name is, I've even had a few people tell me it sounds quite mystical/magical which is a cute compliment. I wouldn't change my name for the world.
- Nicknames for Ciara: | Edit
Ki, kiki, k, Ra-ra,ciar, keer
- Meanings and history of the name Ciara: | Edit
Ciara is a popular Irish female name (pronounced keer-ah) and was tenth on the list of most popular names given to baby girls in Ireland in 2006. It is the feminine version of the name Ciarán, meaning "dark", "black", "dark-haired" or "black-haired" in Irish Gaelic, and was also the name of Saint Ciara, a seventh-century Irish saint venerated by the Roman Catholic Church. The name's spelling is often Anglicized as Keira, Kiera, Keara, Kyra or Kira.
In the United States, the name Ciara is pronounced sometimes like the name Sierra as see-ar-uh or see-air-uh. The first pronunciation may have been further promoted in part by the popularity of a perfume brand called Ciara, "C-R-uh" after the initials of Charles Revson) created by Revlon in 1973.
- Famous real-life people named Ciara: | Edit
Ciara Cumiskey (Artist and Graphic Designer of Mage Staffing Webcomic)
CIARA Princess Harris (RnB/hip hop artist born in Texas,U.S.A)
- Ciara in song, story & screen: | Edit
Ciara Kennedy, sister of protagonist Holly Kennedy in Cecilia Ahern's novel "P.S. I Love You" (set in Ireland)
Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and fashion model. She pronounces her name more like 'Sierra.'