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".
(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)
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)
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.
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.