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What does Kira mean?

Kira /ki-ra/ as a girls' name is pronounced KEER-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kira is "lord". Variant of Kyra. Made familiar by the character Major Kira on the TV series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Associated with: greek, star, deep (black)


Kira has 8 variants: Keera, Kiera, Kierra, Kiria, Kiriah, Kiriana, Kirra and Kirya.

Kira has 7 more relations via Kyra: Kaira, Keira, Kyrah, Kyrha, Kyria, Kyrie and Kyrra.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kika, Kima, ..

(male) Kika, Kike, ..

How popular is Kira?

Kira is a very prominent first name for women (#1165 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#73412 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Kira for girls. Kira was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #241 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #350 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Keira (#228 last year), Kyra (#485), Kiera (#592), Kyrie (#1376), Kierra (#1831), Kyrah, Kirra and Kaira are the popular variation forms of Kira (#350 last year). Adoption of these relations of Kira was widespread in 2006 (adoption of 0.44%) and is now significantly lower (adoption 0.2%, 54% less), with forms such as Kyra becoming somewhat dated. Kira is the most chic name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kira, Kaira, Keira, Kiera, Kierra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirra, Kyra, Kyrah, Kyrie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keira, Kiera, Kyra outside U.S.

Similar Names


Kira is pronounced similarly to Caera, Cara, Carah, Cari, Cary, Chiara, Cori, Cory, Karah, Karie, Karra, Karri, Karry, Kary, Kera, Keri, Kerra, Kiara, Kiarra, Kora, Koree, Kori, Korri, Korry and Kory. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Adira, Adra, Amira, Bara, Ceira, Cira, Edra, Eidra, Eigra, Eira, Idra, Kaia, Karas, Karma, Keila, Kia, Kiba, Kim, Kimy, Kina, Kine, Kitra, Kiva, Klara, Kliara, Kore, Kyla, Lara, Lira, Maira, Mara, Meira, Mira, Mitra, Moira, Myra, Nera, Nira, Ofra, Pera, Piera, Sara, Shira, Siara, Siera, Tara, Tora, Uira and Vera. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kira.