Kira: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kira

Kira

Pronunciation: KEE-rə (key)

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.

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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!

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.

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