What does Keira mean?
Keira /kei-ra/ as a girls' name. Keira's roots are Irish and Greek, and Keira means "black; lord". Keira is a version of Ciara (Irish, Gaelic). Keira is also a derivative of Kiara (Irish). Keira is also used as a variation of Kyra (Greek).
How popular is Keira?
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), 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 forms of Keira were at the top of their popularity in 1999 (average #414) and are somewhat less popular today (#669, 43% less), with the forms Ciara, Ciera, Cierra, Kiarra and Kierra falling out of fashion. Keira, Kiara, Kiera, Kira, Kyra and Sierra. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Keira▲ is pronounced similarly to Caera, Cara▼, Cora▲, Kara▲, Karah, Kari▼, Karra, Karrah, Karry, Kera, Keree, Keri▼, Kerra, Kerrey, Kerri▼, Kerria, Kerrie▼, Kerry▼, Kirra, Kirya, Kora▲, Kori, Korri, Korry and Kory. Other suggested similar baby names are Behira, Ceira, Kefira, Keiba, Keila, Keisha▼, Kesia, Meira, Veira and Yeira. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keira.