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What does Kiara mean?

Kiara \ki(a)-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced kee-AR-ah. It is of Irish origin, and the meaning of Kiara is "black". Variant of Ciara. Feminine of Kieran.


Kiara has 4 variants: Keearra, Keira, Kiarra and Kierra.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Kia and Chiara.

Kiara has 20 more different forms via Ciara: Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cearra, Chiara, Ciaara, Ciaran, Ciarra, Ciarrah, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera, Cieria, Cierra, Cierrah, Keara, Kiera, Searra, Siara and Sierra.


Kiara is a very prominent first name for females (#1885 out of 4276, Top 44%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Kiara for girls. Kiara was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #78 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #353. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Keira (#228 the previous year), Sierra (#352), Kiera (#592), Ciara (#673), Kiarra, Kierra, Kia, Ciera, Cierra, Keara and Ciarra are the popular related forms of Kiara (#353 the previous year). These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1999 (usage of 0.4596%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2335%, down 49.2%), with versions like Ciara, Kierra, Cierra, Ciera and Kia falling out of fashion. Kiara (#353), Keira (#228), Sierra (#352) and Kiera (#592) are four of the more trendy girl names here. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Kiara and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ciara, Ciarra, Ciera, Cierra, Keara, Keira, Kia, Kiara, Kiarra, Kiera in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kierra, Sierra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kiara is pronounced similarly to Cara, Kaara, Kaira, Kara, Karah, Kari, Karra, Kary, Keera, Kera, Kerra, Kira, Kiri, Kiria, Kirra, Kirya, Kora, Kyra and Kyrra. Other suggested similar baby names are Kiana, Kitara, Kitra, Klara, Kliara and Tiara. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kiara.