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.
SEE ALSO CiaraCREATIVE FORMS
(female) Khra, Tira, ..
(male) Kynas, Kyrat, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
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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)
Kyra was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #179 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #493 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Ciara (#757 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Kaira, Keira (#245), Kira (#361), Kyrah and Kyrie (#1321) are the popular alternative forms of Kyra (#493). Other variants, like Ceria, are seldom used. These relations of Kyra were favored 9 years ago (AVERAGE #966) and are now much less conventional (#1025, ▼59%), with forms like Kyra becoming less stylish. Kira is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.