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Meaning and name origin

Kyra \k(y)-ra\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Kaira, Keera, Keira, Kira, Kyrah, Kyreena, Kyrha, Kyria, Kyrie, Kyrene and Kyrra.

For more information, see also the related girl name Ciara.


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kyra for girls. Kyra reached its highest rank of #179 in the U.S. in 2005. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kyra and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Keira (#228), Kira (#350), Kyra (#485), Ciara (#673) and Kiran. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Kyra is also 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 suggested similar baby names are Cyra, Kore, Kyla, Lyra, Myra and Tyra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kyra.