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Ciara meaning and name origin
Ciara \cia-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced KEE-a-ra. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ciara is "black". Modern feminine form of Ciaran (from "ciar"), the name of two major Irish saints. Can also be traced back to Italian Chiara meaning "light", and influenced by the use of Kyra and Kiara. In the US it is pronounced with a soft "c", in which case it represents either a respelling of Sierra, or a use of the brand of perfume called Ciara (compare Chanel) introduced by Revlon in 1973.
Ciara has 22 variant forms: Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cearra, Chiara, Ciaara, Ciaran, Ciarra, Ciarrah, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera, Cieria, Cierra, Cierrah, Keara, Keira, Kiara, Kiera, Searra, Siara and Sierra.
For more information, see also the related name Claire.
Baby names that sound like Ciara are Chara, Cira and Tiara.
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Popularity of Ciara
Ciara is a very popular first name for women (#1764 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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