What does Kira mean?
Kira \k(i)-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".
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Kira for girls. Kira was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #241 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #350 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Keira (#228 last year), Kyra (#485), Kiera (#592) and Kierra are the popular variation forms of Kira (#350 last year). Usage of these girl names was at its apex in 2006 (usage of 0.7088%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.469%, down 33.8%), with the form Kierra becoming less trendy. Kira (#350), Keira (#228), Kyra (#485) and Kiera (#592) are four of the more chic names for newborns here. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Kira and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Kira is pronounced similarly to Cara▼, Cora, Kaara, Kara, Karah, Kari▼, Karra, Kary, Keara, Kera, Keri▼, Kerra, Kiara, Kiarra▼, Kiri, Kora, Kori and Kory. 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 frequently used than Kira.