Keira: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Keira

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?

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.

Nicknames for Keira: | Edit

Kiki

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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