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What does Kiera mean?

Kiera Pronunciation of Kiera [kiera] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Kiera means "black; lord". Kiera is a variant form of Ciara (Irish, Gaelic). Kiera is also a variation of Kira (Greek).

Associated with: greek, black.


Kiera has 9 variants: Keara, Keera, Keira, Kiara, Kierra, Kiria, Kiriah, Kirra and Kirya.

13 more related forms via Ciara, Kira: Ceara, Chiara, Ciaara, Ciaran, Ciarra, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera, Cieria, Cierra, Cierrah, Siara and Sierra.

Creative forms:
(female) Kieka, Kiena, ..

(male) Kiela, Kierad, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kiera Reya (K.R.), ..

How popular is Kiera?

Kiera is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2363 out of 4276, Top 55%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kiera was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #293 in the U.S. in 2007, and is at #639 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kiera name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Kiera (#639 in recent rankings) are Keira (#245 in recent rankings), Kira (#361), Kiara (#399), Sierra (#408), Ciara (#757), Kierra (#1574), Chiara (#1863), Cierra (#1864), Siara, Kirra, Ceara, Ciarra, Ciera and Keara. Other variants, like Ciearra, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Kiera reached its highest 16 years ago (median #842) and is now significantly lower (#1340, 73.7%). Sierra has been the most well-known version, though Kira has become popular as well over time, while versions such as Kiara are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kiera, Ceara, Chiara, Ciara, Ciarra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ciera, Cierra, Keara, Keira, Kiara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kierra, Kira, Kirra, Siara, Sierra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kiera is pronounced similarly to Cora, Kaira, Kara, Karah, Karrah, Karri, Kary, Keearra, Kera, Keree, Keri, Kerra, Kerria, Kerry, Kiarra, Kiri, Kora, Korri, Korry, Kory, Kyra, Kyrah, Kyrha, Kyria and Kyrra. Other recommended names are Amera, Cera, Cira, Diedra, Eidra, Eigra, Eira, Emera, Fiora, Hera, Kaela, Kaeya, Keela, Kena, Kiana, Kicia, Kiesha, Kilea, Kimba, Kindra, Kineta, Kinna, Kiona, Kisha, Kitra, Kiva, Klara, Klea, Liora, Lira, Meera, Mera, Mirra, Mitra, Neera, Nera, Nira, Pera, Piera, Pietra, Sera, Shera, Sidra, Siera, Tera, Tiara, Tiera, Tierra, Uira and Vera. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kiera.

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