Kira: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kira | Girls
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
I have a girl in my class whose name is Kira but she pronounces it "Kye-rah", which makes it less confusing because there is also a Kirra (Kir-rah) in the the class as well :)
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. Oh, and I'd like to add something to the definition:
the Gaelic definition of 'Keira' is "dark" or "little dark on," but the etymology of 'Kira'is actually of sanskrit roots and means "beam of sun or light" or the Greek Kyra which means "bright lady" (coming from the Persian word for lord and the Egyptian word for the sun). The Slavonic name Kira means "strong woman" and the Russian equivalent Кира means "beloved."
I didn't mean to lecture or sound like a know-it-all, but someone as sinister as myself doesn't needed the added effect of having a name that commonly means "dark one." :)
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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!
- Nicknames for Kira: | Edit
Kiki and Kia
- Meanings and history of the name Kira: | Edit
Celtic/Gaelic: Sunshine or Sun
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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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Global Popularity of the Name Kira
- #45 in Hungary
- #100 in Germany
- #132 in Canada (Alberta)
- #148 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #251 in United States
- #270 in Scotland
- #325 in Norway
- #417 in Canada (Quebec)