Keira Name Meaning & Origin

Keira

Pronunciation: KEE-rə (key)

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.

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Related Names:

Ciara, Kiara, Kira, Kyra

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Comments and insights on the name Keira: | Edit

We really like the name Keira but are afraid it will be mispronounced a lot. Does anyone named Keira have experience with this? Do people pronounce it KEY-RAH the first time, not KEY-AIR-AH or KEY-R-AH?

Erika, Keira and Kiera are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

I have a cousin named Keira

Personal experiences with the name Keira: | Edit

My name's Keira, and (although it being my name, I may be a bit biased) I think it's a really lovely name. The one thing I can't stand, though? Spelling and pronounciation! Either it's pronounced KYE-RAH being read aloud, or spelled Kira/Kiera upon hearing the pronounciation. I just want to thank god for Keira Knightley, without whom, I would have changed my name to Kira and been done with it long ago.

My daughter is Keira & i absolutely love it! In my small town, my kids names seem to set a trend. now their are several Keira's in this small county. I guess i should be flattered?!

My name is Keira and I love the fact that it is different and I have never met someone with the same name. The only negative is spelling and pronunciation! I am always either called "Kee-air-ah" or "Kye-rah" and my name is usually spelled Kiera by others.

My name is Keira and I am always complimented on what a pretty name it is, though no one ever spells it right. Mostly people spell it Kiera, but sometimes it's Kyra or Kira or even Keria! At least most people pronounce it right. My middle name is Eileen, and I love it.

Nicknames for Keira: | Edit

Kiki, KK, Kerri, Ria, Eir, Key, Kay, Keir-Keir, Keir, Ira, Erra, Ray

Meanings and history of the name Keira: | Edit

Origin: Gaelic/Irish
Meaning:Dark One
Variant of Ciara or Kira, "little dark one."
It is commonly used for little girls
with dark hair or complexion

Famous real-life people named Keira: | Edit

Keira Knightley, actress

Keira in song, story & screen: | Edit

Keira Hagai from the video game "Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy".

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