What does Keira mean?
Keira \ke(i)-ra\ as a girls' name. Keira's roots are Irish, Gaelic and Greek, and Keira means "black; lord". Keira is a derivative of Ciara (Irish, Gaelic). Keira is also a derivative of Kiara (Irish). Keira is also used as a variation of Kyra (Greek).
Keira has 20 more related variations via Ciara, Kiara, Kyra: Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cearra, Chiara, Ciaara, Ciaran, Ciarra, Ciarrah, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera▼, Cieria, Cierra▼, Cierrah, Kyreena, Kyrene, Searra, Siara and Sierra.
Keira is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4237 out of 4276, Top 99%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Keira for girls. Keira entered the list in 2000 and reached its apex position of #109 in the U.S. in 2006, and is at #228 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Keira and related names. Ciara (#673 last year), Ciarra, Ciera, Cierra, Keara, Kiara (#353), Kiarra, Kiera (#592), Kierra, Kira (#350), Kyra (#485) and Sierra (#352) are the prominent varying forms of Keira (#228 last year). These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 1999 (usage of 0.5401%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.3052%, down 43.5%), with the forms Ciara, Ciera, Cierra, Kiarra and Kierra falling out of fashion. The most fashionable baby names here are Keira (#228), Kiara (#353), Kira (#350), Kyra (#485) and Sierra (#352). (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Keira is 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 frequently used than Keira.