Ciara - Meaning of Ciara
[ 3 syll. cia-ra, ci-ara ] The baby girl name Ciara is pronounced KIY-AH-Rah, KIY-Rah or Siy-EH-Rah †. Ciara's language of origin is Celtic and Spanish. It is predominantly used in English, Gaelic, and Irish. From Celtic roots, its meaning is 'little dark one, little dark-haired one'. It is derived from the word ciar which is of the meaning 'black'. The name was invented recently, as a feminine form of Kieran or Ciar�n. Saint Ciara of Kilkeary was a 7th-century Irish nun who founded a house at Kilkeary. The form Kiara was first used after the R&B singer Kiara released her duet 'This Time' (1988) and further promoted when it was known as the name of Simba the lion's daughter in the animated movie "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" (1998). The form Keira was recently popularized by the British actress Keira Knightley (1985-). The 'K-' forms reflect the original Irish pronunciation of Ciara and other names starting with 'C-'; however, in the USA, due to the influence of the perfume brand Ciara being pronounced like Sierra, many US speakers have taken to the soft 'C-' pronunciation.
Ciara is a form of the English Sierra.
The name Ciara is widely used; it has 53 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Carrie, Ceaira, Ceairah, Ceairra, Cearah, Cearia, Cearie, Ceira, Ceire, Ceirra, Cera, Chiarah, Ciaera, Ciaira, Ciarah, Ciaran, Ciarda, Ciaria, Ciarra, Ciearria, Ciera (used in Irish too), Ciere, Cieria, Cierra (used in Irish too), Cierrah, Cierre, Cierria, Ciora, Cioria, and Cyara. Other English forms include the spelling variants Ceara, Cearaa, Cearra, Ciaara, Ciarrah, Cieara, and Ciearra. The Irish Ciar is a form of Ciara that is used in foreign languages.
See also the related categories, dark, daughter, soft (poor), english, animated (powerful), pride, nun (priestess), lion, spanish, actress, irish, perfume (smell), celtic, saint, invented, gaelic, and singer.
Ciara is a rare baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 2005, 0.114% of baby girls were named Ciara. It was #150 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a steep decline in popularity since then, and is currently used only on an infrequent scale. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Ciara, Kiara was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Ciara include Caree, Cassarah, Cerella, Cesare, Chiara, Coreah, Curreah, Kairi, Kallirroe, Kaori, Kaoru, Kery, Kerye, Kiara, Kiriah, Kishori, Kokoro, Kyara, Kyrie, and Kyry.
† Pronunciation for Ciara: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
A famous person named Ciara is Ciara, Singer, born Ciara Harris 25 October 1985, Austin, Texas.