Meaning and name origin
Kiera \ki(e)-ra\ as a girl's name is of Irish, Gaelic and Greek origin, and the meaning of Kiera is "black; lord". Kiera 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 Kira (Greek): variant of Kyra.
Kiera is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2363 out of 4276, Top 55%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kiera for girls. Kiera reached its highest rank of #293 in the U.S. in 2007. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kiera and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Keira (#228), Kira (#350), Kiara (#353), Kiera (#592), Ciara (#673), Keara and Kierra. (2014 statistics).
Kiera▲ is also pronounced similarly to Caera, Kaara, Kaira, Kara▼, Karra, Kera, Keri▼, Kerra, Kiarra▼, Kiri, Kora▲, Kyra▼ and Kyrra. Other suggested similar baby names are Ciera▼, Kitra, Piera, Siera and Tiera▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kiera.