[ 2 syll. ky-ra, kyr-a ] The baby girl name Kyra is pronounced as KAYRah- or KIH-R-aa- †.
1: Kyra's language of origin is Old Persian. It is predominantly used in English and German. The meaning of Kyra is 'far-sighted; throne; sun'. It is a biblical name derived from khuru which means 'throne' ; khur 'sun'. The generic name has been used in the Old Testament of the Bible. Kyra is the feminine equivalent of the English and Iranian Cyrus.
Kyra has 22 forms. Forms of the name include Cyra, Kaira, Keera, Kiran, Kiri, Kiriana, Kirina, Kirini, Kirla, Kirra, Kyr, Kyreena, Kyrene, Kyrha, Kyria, Kyriah, Kyriann, Kyrra, and Kyry. Other English forms include the familiar form Kyrie, and the spelling variants Kira (used in Russian as well) and Kyrah.
2: Kyra has its origins in the Old Greek language and it is used largely in German. The meaning here is 'of the lord'. It is derived from the element kyrios which is of the meaning 'lord'.
3: Kyra's origin is Celtic, and its use, Irish. Meaning: 'little dark one, little dark-haired one'. It is derived from the word ciar with the meaning 'black'. Kyra is the feminine equivalent of the English and Irish Kieran.
See also the related categories, dark, persian, sun, biblical, irish, celtic, and german.
Kyra is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1980s up to the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2005, 0.095% of baby girls were named Kyra. It had a ranking of #179 then. The baby name has seen a decline in frequency since then. In 2016, it ranked at #545 with a usage of 0.030%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Kyra, Kira was the most commonly used. It was more commonly used than Kyra by 54% in 2016.
Baby names that sound like Kyra include Keara, Keera, Kiera, Kierra, Kira, Kyrah, Ciarra, Ciera, Cyrah, Kakra, Kara, Karah, Karay, Karee, Karess, Karey, Kari, Karie, Karri, and Karrie.
† English pronunciation for Kyra: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Kyra is Actress, Kyra Sedgwick, born 19 August 1965, New York, New York.