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What does Cierra mean?

Cierra Pronunciation of Cierra [cier-ra] as a name for girls has its root in Spanish, and the name Cierra means "black; saw". Cierra is an alternate form of Ciara (Irish, Gaelic). Cierra is also a derivative of Sierra (Spanish): place name for the western mountains.

Associated with: black.


Cierra has 15 variants: Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cearra, Ciaara, Ciarra, Ciarrah, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera, Cieria, Cierrah, Searra, Siara and Siera.

6 more alternative forms via Ciara, Sierra: Chiara, Ciaran, Keara, Keira, Kiara and Kiera.

Creative forms:
(female) Cierca, Cierta, ..

(male) Cier, Cierri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cierra Ida (C.I.), ..

How popular is Cierra?

Cierra is a very prominent first name for females (#1751 out of 4276, Top 41%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#80216 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cierra was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #180 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is presently at #1864. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cierra name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cierra outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Cierra (#1864 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000 are Keira (#245 in 2015), Kiara (#399), Sierra (#408), Kiera (#639), Ciara (#757), Chiara (#1863), Siera, Siara, Keara, Ciarra, Ciera and Ceara. Adoption of these relations of Cierra was common 16 years ago (median #883) and is now significantly reduced (#1398, 77%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cierra, Ceara, Chiara, Ciara, Ciarra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ciera, Keara, Keira, Kiara, Kiera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Siara, Siera, Sierra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ciara, Keira, Kiara, Kiera, Sierra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cierra is alike in pronunciation to Ceira, Cera, Cerea, Ceri, Ceria, Cerria, Cira, Ciri, Cyra, Sarra, Seara, Seeria, Sera and Siria. Other suggested similar names are Caera, Cara, Carri, Carry, Cedra, Chara, Cheeara, Cher, Cheray, Chere, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherie, Cherree, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Cherry, Chery, Cherye, Chiarra, Cintra, Citara, Cora, Corri, Corry, Diedra, Kerra, Kiarra, Kierra, Kirra, Mirra, Piera, Pietra, Terra, Tiarra, Tiera, Tierra, Tierre, Tierrea (see Tierra), Tierria, Tiersa and Tierza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cierra.

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