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What does Kira mean?

Kira Pronunciation of Kira as a girls' name is pronounced KEER-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kira is "lord". Variant of Kyra. Made familiar by the character Major Kira on the TV series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, star, deep (black)


VARIANTS Keera, Kiera, Kierra, Kiria, Kiriah, Kiriana, Kirya, Kirra

RELATIONS VIA KYRA Kaira, Keira, Kyrah, Kyrha, Kyria, Kyrie, Kyrra



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How popular is Kira?

Kira is a very prominent first name for women (#1165 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#73412 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kira was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #241 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #378 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kira name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Keira (#365 LAST YEAR), Kyra (#612), Kiera (#851), Kaira (#1429), Kyrie (#1438), Kierra, Kirra and Kyrah are the popular variation forms of Kira (#378). Adoption of these relations of Kira was widespread in 2006 (ADOPTION OF 0.42%) and is now significantly lower (ADOPTION 0.17%, 60% LESS), with forms such as Keira becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kira, Kaira, Keira, Kiera, Kierra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirra, Kyra, Kyrah, Kyrie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kira is pronounced similarly to Caera, Cara, Carah, Cari, Cary, Chiara, Cori, Cory, Karah, Karie, Karra, Karri, Karry, Kary, Kera, Keri, Kerra, Kiara, Kiarra, Kora, Koree, Kori, Korri, Korry and Kory. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abra, Adira, Adra, Amira, Bara, Ceira, Cira, Edra, Eidra, Eigra, Eira, Idra, Kaia, Karas, Karma, Keila, Kia, Kiba, Kim, Kimy, Kina, Kine, Kitra, Kiva, Klara, Kliara, Kore, Kyla, Lara, Lira, Maira, Mara, Meira, Mira, Mitra, Moira, Myra, Nera, Nira, Ofra, Pera, Piera, Sara, Shira, Siara, Siera, Tara, Tora, Uira and Vera. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kira.

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