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What does Kyra mean?

Kyra \k(y)-ra\ 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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Ciara.

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


Popularity

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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Kyra for girls. Kyra was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #179 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #485 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kyra name in U.S.

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

Ciara (#673 in 2014), Keira (#228) and Kira (#350) are the popular alternative forms of Kyra (#485 in 2014). These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2006 (usage of 0.8085%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.566%, down 30%), with the form Ciara becoming less stylish. Keira (#228), Kira (#350) and Kyra (#485) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns among these. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Kyra and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ciara, Keira, Kira, Kyra in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Kyra is pronounced similarly to Cara, Cora, Kaara, Kara, Karah, Kari, Karra, Kary, Keara, Kera, Keri, Kerra, Kiara, Kiera, Kiri, Kiria, Kirra, Kirya, Kora, Kori and Kory. Other recommended similar baby names are Cyra, Kore, Kyla, Lyra, Myra and Tyra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kyra.

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