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.
Related girl name: Ciara.more]
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)
Presented below is the baby name statistics 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 Names, 2014)
Ciara (#673 in recent rankings), Keira (#228) and Kira (#350) 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 (average #191) and are now much less conventional (#434, ▼30%), with the form Ciara becoming less stylish. Keira, Kira and Kyra are three of the more fashionable names for newborns among these.
Thinking of 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 similar baby 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.