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.
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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!
This is my daughters name I have always loved the name its so pretty and I wanted to be different so I spelt it this way the only problem Is people see it spelt this way and call her ky-ra both me and my daughter get annoyed and correct them my daughter has got mad before and shouted at someone that her name was key-ra after correcting them over and over again
My name is Kira and I've always liked it, because it's more unique than others. My parents got the name off the movie Xanadu, but the definitions of the name fit me pretty well, too. I spell it Kira and I pronounce it more like an ir sound instead of key-ra. Never really had a nickname that stuck, but did have a friend call me Kiki for a while.
- 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.