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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Ciara.
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)
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 2006 and are now much less widespread, 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)
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.