Kira: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kira
Origin of the name Kira:
Feminine form of Kieran, an Anglicized form of the Irish Ciarán, which is derived from the Gaelic ciar (black) and the diminutive suffix -an: hence, "little dark one." The name was originally bestowed upon those babies born with dark hair or a dark complexion.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Kira: | Edit
My name is, in fact, Kira. I've always liked it because it's more unique than Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, and other names that my friends had growing up.
- Personal experiences with the name Kira: | Edit
My sister is called kira. Yeah, she is a nutter! She thinks she is hannah montana and annoys the hell ou of me 24/7. Yay, Kira!
Kira is a very pretty name. The only problem is a lot of people think it's Kara. My best friend is Kira and I love her name.
I really like this name!
My 3rd daughter's name is Kira. She is 10 years old. She has always liked her name. It is a unique and pretty name!
- Nicknames for Kira: | Edit
Ki, Kiki, Kia
- Meanings and history of the name Kira: | Edit
Gaelic/Irish: dark, little dark one, dark-haired
Egyptian/Persian: Sun, like the Sun
Hindi: beam of light
Greek: princess, ruler, mistress
Japanese: glittery, shiny
- Famous real-life people named Kira: | Edit
Princess Kira of Prussia (Kira Auguste Viktoria Friederike; 27 June 1943 – 10 January 2004)
Princess Kira Kirillovna of Russia (9 May 1909 – 8 September 1967)
- Kira in song, story & screen: | Edit
Kira Yukimura - From MTV's Teen Wolf (Played by Arden Cho.)
Kira-Kira the book
Kira is the main character from Jim Henson's "The Dark Crystal".
Kira is the main character from the 1980 movie Xanadu, played by Olivia Newton John.