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Meaning and name origin

Keira \ke(i)-ra\ as a girl's name is of Irish, Gaelic and Greek origin, and the meaning of Keira is "black; lord". Keira is a variant of Ciara (Irish, Gaelic): modern feminine form of Ciaran (from "ciar"), the name of two major Irish saints. Also a variant of Kiara (Irish): variant of Ciara. Keira is also used as a variant of Kyra (Greek).


Keira has 13 variant forms: Kaira, Keara, Keearra, Keera, Kiarra, Kiera, Kierra, Kira, Kyrah, Kyrha, Kyria, Kyrie, Kyrra.


Keira is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4237 out of 4276, Top 99%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Keira for girls. Keira reached its highest rank of #109 in the U.S. in 2006. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keira name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Keira and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Keira (#228), Kira (#350), Kiara (#353), Kyra (#485), Kiera (#592), Ciara (#673), Kiarra, Keara and Kierra. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ciara, Keara, Keira, Kiara, Kiarra, Kiera, Kierra, Kira, Kyra in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kierra, Kira, Kyra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keira is also pronounced similarly to Kaara, Kara, Karra, Kera, Keri, Kerra, Kerri, Kerria, Kerry, Kiri, Kiria, Kirra, Kirya and Kora. Other suggested similar baby names are Ceira, Kefira, Keiba, Keila, Meira, Veira and Yeira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Keira.