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What does Kyra mean?

Kyra /kyra/ as a girls' name is pronounced KEER-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kyra is "lord".

From the male name Kyros (see Kyrie), from the Persian and Egyptian word for "like Ra, the sun". A short form of Kyria, the Greek title of respect for a woman. In Slavonic it means "strong woman". May also be a Russian name meaning "beloved". See also Cyrah and Kiran. Ballerina Kyra Nichols; actress Kyra Sedgwick.


Kyra has 11 variants: Kaira, Keera, Keira, Kira, Kyrah, Kyreena, Kyrene, Kyrha, Kyria, Kyrie and Kyrra.

Related girl name: Ciara.

Kyra has 3 more related forms via Cyrah: Ceri, Ceria and Ciri.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Khra, Kiora, ..

(male) Kyraby, Kyrat, ..

How popular is Kyra?

Kyra is a very prominent first name for women (#1521 out of 4276, Top 36%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Kyra for girls. Kyra was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #179 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #485 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Ciara (#673 in recent rankings), Kaira, Keira (#228), Kira (#350), Kyrah and Kyrie (#1376) are the popular alternative forms of Kyra (#485 in recent rankings). Other variants, like Ceria, are seldom used. These relations of Kyra were favored 8 years ago (average #966) and are now much less conventional (#1016, 57%), with forms like Kyra becoming less stylish. Kira is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kyra, Ciara, Kaira, Keira, Kira in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Kyra is pronounced similarly to Carah, Cari, Caro, Cori, Cory, Kara, Karah, Karie, Karra, Karry, Kary, Keara, Kera, Kerra, Kerri, Kerria, Kerry, Kiara, Kiarra, Kiria, Kiriah, Kirya, Koree, Korri and Korry. Other recommended names are Abra, Adra, Afra, Amyra, Bara, Bera, Cyra, Dora, Eira, Eydra, Fara, Hera, Iara, Kama, Karna, Kata, Kayla, Kena, Keva, Klyara, Koral, Kore, Kyel, Kyla, Kylah, Kyle, Kyli, Kymbra, Kyndra, Lira, Lora, Lura, Lyra, Mara, Mayra, Mora, Moyra, Myra, Nira, Nura, Ora, Pera, Sara, Tera, Tyra, Uira, Vera, Yara, Zara and Zora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kyra.