Kira is a variation (English) of the name Ciara (English, Gaelic, and Irish).
Kira is also a spelling variant (English and Russian) of the name Kyra (English and German).
Kira is also a shortening of the name Yakira (Hebrew).
Kira is a fairly popular baby name for girls. The name grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 2000s. Its usage peaked in 2005 with 0.068% of baby girls being named Kira. It ranked at #241 then. The baby name has since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, its usage was 0.044% and its ranking #378, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its group. In 2018, 67% more girls were named Kira than the next ranked name, Kyra.
† English pronunciation for Kira: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"