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Kira - Meaning of Kira

What does Kira mean?

Meaning of the name KiraKeiraKiaraKyraKieraCiaraKearaDakiraCierraCiarraCeireKierraCieraTakiraYahairaYajairaCyaraCarrieYakiraKyrieAkira

[ 2 syll. ki-ra, kir-a ] The baby girl name Kira is pronounced as KIH-R-aa- †.

1: The origin of Kira is Celtic, Old Persian, Hebrew.

2: Kira is of Latin origin. Here, it means light.

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).

See also the related forms, the name Akira, the name Dakira, and the English Takira.

See also the related categories, persian, light (sun), and celtic.

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 2016, its usage was 0.046% and its ranking #369, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its group. In 2016, 54% more girls were named Kira than the 2nd most popular name, Kyra.

Baby names that sound like Kira include Keara, Keera, Kiera, Kierra, Kyrah, Ciarra, Ciera, Cyrah, Kakra, Kara, Karah, Karay, Karee, Karess, Karey, Kari, Karie, Karri, Karrie, and Karry.

† 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)"


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