Kira Name Meaning & Origin

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.

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.

Arik and Kira are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

My name is also Kira. It's unique. Some people stumble on how to pronounce the name. I get called Karen or Kim a lot after leaving a voicemail. My dad loved Oliva Newton John and The move Xanadu came out the year I was born.

Personal experiences with the name Kira: | Edit

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.

(This is my story) I married the love of my life on Sept. 22nd, 2012 . Right away we decided that we wanted children, many in fact. As I kid I only said I wanted 1-2, but something changed when I met him. We fell in love and made our first children during our honeymoon. It was crazy to see that the first time (we believed saving our sex until marriage) , we were pregnant. We found out it the sex of our first child was a baby boy and named him Jace Ryan, close to my husband's name. Soon, Jace became 14 months old and suddenly we were pregnant again without trying! We received a lot of hate. People told us how we should put the fetus for adoption, abort it, etc. We are FIRM believers of God and decided we would keep the child even if our parents didn't agree. We decided this time to learn the sex at the birth, unlike Jace. I thought ' I just know this is another boy! I crave the same things, feel the same, etc. ' We decided on the name Blake Hudson. Our baby was due July 22nd, 2013, but I went into labor on May 15th at 11:33 P.M. I gave birth finally at May 16th, 4:21 A.M. in an emergency C-Section. The doctor said, "She's here!" My silly husband thought he said HE, not SHE, and wrote "Blake Hudson" as her name on her certificate. I was cleaned up and our baby was in her carrier next to me. After awaking from a 45 minute nap, I decided it was time to change the baby's diaper. There I saw, our baby was a GIRL! As the paranoid person I am, I cried and told my husband the scenario. We realized we never really discussed girl names because of the symptoms and were clueless on what to name her. I loved Claire, Kaylee, Cadence, and Stella. He hated them and liked Alaina, Sofia, Ava, and Alexia. We were crushed. We couldn't decide on a name! Our son, Jace Ryan, sat on the couch in the hospital and played with his cars. He kept saying "KY-RUH." We looked at each other, Kira was the perfect name! Kira Jade was what the name we agreed on. Jace Ryan and Kira Jade!!! We've learned never to do surprise gender reveals EVER again! Since then we've had Ella Claire, and I am pregnant AGAIN (June 2016) with triplets! Yay me, Lol! But even if hers was planned last minute, I have got tons of AMAZING feedback of her name. She loves it and names ALL of her baby dolls "Kira Jade", same with her 2 year old sister, Ellie!

Nicknames for Kira: | Edit

Ki, KiKi, Kia, Kiree, K, KK

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.
Kira is the alias used for the main character of Death Note

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