Meaning and name origin
Kira \k(i)-ra\ as a girl's 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".
Kira is a very popular first name for females (#1165 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kira for girls. Kira reached its highest rank of #241 in the U.S. in 2005. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kira and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kira (#350), Kyra (#485), Kiera (#592) and Kierra. (2014 statistics).
Kira▲ is also pronounced similarly to Cara▼, Cora▲, Kaara, Kaira, Kara▼, Karah, Kari▼, Karra, Kary, Keara, Keira▲, Kera, Keri▼, Kerra, Kiara▼, Kiarra▼, Kiri, Kora▲, Kori, Kory, Kyrah, Kyrha, Kyria and Kyrra. Other suggested similar baby names are Cira, Eira, Kia▼, Kiba, Kina, Kitra, Kiva, Kore, Lira, Mira▲, Nira and Uira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kira.