Keira: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Keira
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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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?
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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.
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- Meanings and history of the name Keira: | Edit
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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