Name Kira Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Kira


Kira is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Kira?

Kira is a name of several origins. In Russian, Kira is a short form of the names Kyrilla and Kyrana, but also a feminine variant of the boy names Kir or Avvakir. In English, Kira is a variant of the name Ciara. Besides, Kira is a Japanese name and a feminine form of the Indian unisex name Kiran.

What does the name Kira mean?

Kira means “sun”, “like the sun”, “lady”, “ruler” or “mistress” (from Kir and Kyrilla), “from Kyrenaika” (from Kyrana), “black” and “dark” (from Ciara), “sunbeam”, “ray of light” (from Kiran) and “glittery” or “shiny” in Japanese.

Other Variants and Nicknames

Other ways of spelling Kira are Khira, Cira, Cyra, Kiera, Kiira, Kyra and Kyrah. Similar first names are Kaira, Keira, Aikira, Akira, Alkira, Arkira, Bekira, Chakira, Kirabeth, Kiran, Kirara, Kiraz, Kirenjit, Kireon, Kiri, Kiria, Kiriaki, Kirih, Kirika, Kiril, Kirima, Kirin. Male versions of Kira are Kiro, Kiran, Kieron. Popular nicknames are Kiki, Kia, Ki, Key, Kiri and Kiko. These are anagrams for Kira: Arik, Ikra, Irka, Kari, Raik and Rika.

Famous people named Kira

  • American singer and actress Kira Kosarin (born 1997) has acted in more than 25 TV and movie productions. She ist mostly known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman in the TV show “The Tundermans”.
  • Princess Kira of Prussia (1942 - 2004) is the second eldest the daughter of Kira Kirillovna (1909 - 1967), former Grand Duchess of Russia and great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
  • Kira Reed (born 1971) is an American actress, producer, author, and news anchor.

Fictional characters named Kira

  • Kira Yoshikage is the antagonist in the popular anime “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures”.
  • In the manga series “Death Note” people using the Death Note, a notebook that can kill people, are called Kira. The protagonist Light Yagami is largely referred to as Kira.
  • Kira Yukimura, played by Arden Cho (born 1985), is a character on the TV show “Teen Wolf”.

Pronunciation of Kira

Variants of the name Kira

Cira Cyra Kyra Kyrah

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Popularity of the name Kira

The name Kira is ranked #271 overall.

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