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".
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. 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 2 years ago), Kyra (#485), Kiera (#592) and Kierra are the popular variation forms of Kira (#350 2 years ago). Usage of these relations of Kira was widespread in 2006 (usage of 0.7088%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.469%, 33.8% less), with the form Kierra becoming less trendy. Kyra has been the most well-known version, although Kira appears to be gaining favor too. 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.