Dark, Black

Keira Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \ke(i)-ra\
Number in U.S 👶 30,000
Rate in 2021 913
Numerology 🔢 8
Name origin 🌍 Irish

What is meaning of name Keira?

"Keira" is a popular name for girls that has Irish origin. Meaning of the name Keira is: "Dark, Black".

Additional description of the name Keira

Keira : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Meaning of name Keira:

Keira is the Anglo-Saxon spelling of the Irish female name Ciara which comes from the Irish Gaelic “Ciarán” meaning 'little dark one'. The male version of the name (Ciarán) has been in use for over 1,500 years! The original Irish spelling Ciara is the best choice in Ireland, but England and Scotland (like the United States) opt for the anglicized Keira. The name is considerably more popular "over the pond" than it is here in America.


The name Keira entered the popular charts in the United States in the year 2000, so it has only been in use in this century. However, the name rapidly climbed the charts by nearly 900 positions between the years 2002 and 2006. The name's rapid ascent into use was clearly influenced by the popular actress Keira Knightley whose career was on fire during these years (I Want to Be Like Beckham in 2002 and Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003). Keira came close to securing a spot in the Top 100 list of most popular girls' names in America, but in the last couple of years the use of the name has been fading. Nonetheless, Keira remains a Top 100 choice in the state of Massachusetts, which also happens to have the highest concentration of Irish Americans within its population.

Famous people named Keira

Keira Knightley (actress)

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12/3/2022 10:39:08 PM

My name is Keira ! Im doing a school project all about my name and i have found out loads ! I was born in 2010, and I'met my best friend when i was born ( i don't remember that) And she is called Keira too and was born a day before me ! I love this name alot x

11/23/2022 1:05:28 AM

my name is Keira and i was born in 1991 after my mother's cousin who's name was Keir I was supposed to be a boy and be named Keir but since I was a girl my mother put a(a) at the end of Keir and thats how I became Keira.

11/20/2022 8:08:30 AM

My daughters name is Keira emily soraya. The name is beautiful just like her.Our main problem seems to be that people confuse the'spelling and often put "i" first. Otherwise,we're very happy.

11/17/2022 9:18:52 AM

people spell it wrong some time and kiera is a pretty name and i wane change uut for anything

11/17/2022 4:01:28 AM

we named our beautiful daughter macy. everyone says what a pretty name it is. it is a pretty yet confident name. i have meet a few macys. i dont think it is that rare in husband and i love it!

11/15/2022 12:20:58 PM

My name is Keirra Rhian, it is spelt with 2 r's, and i have never'seen anyone with the'same spelling. Both my names are very unique in Australia, and when i was younger i hated it as everyone spelt it and pronounced it wrong, but as i grow i am beging to love it.

11/14/2022 1:57:52 AM

Our daughter is Keira Emma- she is delightful and so is her name.

11/10/2022 8:02:04 AM

we named our daughter Kelsea we love it is so feminine and she is only 5 months old but everyone says it wrong or spells it wrong

11/5/2022 2:17:58 PM

I'm really surprised to see two other people with comments share my daughters name.... except the'spelling. She's Keira Lee, and just turned three. Most people tend to say it right, but I am always spelling it. That and the fact that the poor baby has a 17 letter long, hyphen'ted last name!

10/27/2022 11:59:22 PM

My daughter is dur in April2020. Keira Michell....

10/26/2022 2:46:48 PM

Name Experience: Daughter's name, born in 2016. Descent: Irish, from Ciara, meaning "dark-haired." Pronunciation/spelling: Most people can pronounce correctly (Kee-ra), but some say Kie-ra, some say Ki-era. Spelling is all over the place, but usually Kira. Othe's with name: A few, It'seems to be growing in popularity. Most young people really like her name, whereas people ~40's+ haven't heard of it. We love her name and think It's strong yet feminine--a very versatile name.

10/6/2022 6:40:48 PM

Keira is my daughter's name. she's 2 years old and i hate when people prounce her name Kiera.

9/25/2022 7:56:36 PM

My daughters name is Kierrah Elizabeth pronounced (key-air-ah). I love the name its beautiful. The meaning is dark haired and she came out with a head full of dark hair =)

8/2/2022 4:23:06 AM

My name is Kierra. I like the name because it is very universal. The Name Kira is latin and means light. The name Kiera seems to have both Galic and Turkish origins. In Galic it means dark or little black one. In Turkish it can mean: Sun; far sighted; lord; shiny; or light. I have also read that the name Keira has teutonic origins and means ever regal. The japanese and Nigerian version of the name, Akira (is often a boys name) and means intelligent; bright; or clear. I prounounce my name Kie (Kair) rra (ruh).

6/27/2022 12:03:00 AM

I like girls to have long "legal" names that can be shortened (Deborah to Debbie, for instance) My husband and I named our oldest girl Kieriana. It's pronounced Keer-ee-ANN-uh but we call her KEER-uh. I debated about the Kie... or the Kei...spelling and I went with Kie because it is; after all the feminine form of Kieran! My daughter is 17 now (ouch!) and she likes her name.

6/23/2022 11:45:54 PM

My name is also keira but mine is spelt "KIERAH" i do like my name becuase not many people have got it. there is no one else around where i live called kierah which i like =D when im at school and the teache's are calling ou the register, if its a teacher that doent know me there normally say "KIERAN" lol..

6/15/2022 3:22:48 PM

my middle name is Kiera and i love it. I wish it were my first, its spelt kiera. i before e except after c and the'same as kieran would be. So i think thats the correct spelling, but anyways fine! im glad i got my name before keira knightely was famous, so im a bit individual as im the only one i personally know. Beautiful name! x

4/14/2022 4:36:36 AM

i was also named keira after the movie xanadu.never heard the meaning dark before .i have fair skin blonde hair blue eyes.i usually get comments saying i look like the'singer ke$ha who sings tic toc.but i love my name but no one spells it correctly,plus i dont have a middle name'so make me different

4/6/2022 2:31:30 PM

My mum named me after kira- olivia newton johns character in Xanadu, except she liked it with the e before i so im keira born in 2004 so glad that people like this name, i think its very pretty myself

3/12/2022 6:57:54 AM

My son wants to name is daughter Keira. I am warming up to it.

3/5/2022 4:40:12 PM

A lovely name but would be a headache for othe's to spell considering it has many spelling variations.

3/4/2022 2:08:06 PM

My daughter's name is Keira. She was born in July 1994. She grew up as the only Keira in her'school. Now, there are quite a few girls named Keira, after Keira Knightly and Kyra Sedgwick. She didn't like the name at first, but by junior high, she liked being known as Keira. Everyone knew who she was, even without a last name.

2/21/2022 3:38:06 AM

I named my daughter Kiera Elizabeth. I ended up spelling it different than actress Knightley by mistake. But the more I read the correct gramatical spelling is K-i-e-r-a not Keira. I have not met any other person with that name except for the two movie stars.

12/26/2021 9:05:42 PM

My name is Keira. I was born in 1988 and have never met another person who spells their name like I do. The first time I heard of someone else spelling it "Keira" instead of "Kiera" (which looks wrong to me) was when Keira Knightley became famous. x

12/9/2021 9:55:12 PM

My name is Keira. I am 14 years old now so the name Keira was very rare when my mum chose it. However i am Not too happy about it becoming increasingly popular as you can imagine.

12/9/2021 7:16:48 AM

I named my daughter Keira Renee, born September 13th, 2018. I always tell people how to spell it almost before they can ask. But I just love the name.

12/6/2021 7:54:36 AM

Our american staffie who sadly passed away recently was named Keira. She will be missed but lives on in our hearts. She truly was something special

11/30/2021 1:51:00 AM

I named my daughter Kiera Lily. I loved the name as soon as I heard it. Turns out what I thought was a unique name has been so popular this year!

11/28/2021 4:06:00 AM

I love this name!! It sounds so cute and innocent. I've only ever met one other Keira. My husband and I want to name our coming daughter Keira but can't come up with any good middle names!!

10/30/2021 12:01:12 PM

it is my first grandaughter and I have never heard of the name but its magic and we do spell it keira

10/4/2021 7:24:54 AM

My name is Keira. Im in grade 7. all my teache's spell my name Kiera. But other than that alot of people say my name is beautiful

9/22/2021 8:00:00 PM

I have 2 daughters already Eden and Ava and am pregnant with my 3rd, and I love the name Keira Grace.

9/3/2021 8:19:48 PM

We had our daughter on February 26th 2020 and we named her Haley. When we saw her we knew she just looked like a Haley. It is such a gorgeous name.

8/26/2021 10:55:30 PM

Keira is a wonderful name my name is Keira Maqungo I was born on the 6 of December there is lots of people named Keira .

8/24/2021 9:37:12 AM

My name is Kiera Elizabeth as well! I was named after 'Kira' from the movie Xanadu, but my parents like It'spelled with an 'e' better' Sadly NO ONE says my name right the first time. They say 'key-air-uh' instead of 'keer-uh'. But I love my name very much!

8/21/2021 10:08:42 PM

I named my daughter KEIRRA in 2000. Only name I considered! didn't know origins, meanings, or anyone else with the name. Fits her perfectly!

7/28/2021 6:08:24 AM

My name is Keira. People have spelled it just about every way you could think of, and ways you wouldnt. (Keyrra, what is that?!). Its different and I dont hear it often. Its pronounced just like Keira Knighlty is. :)

7/23/2021 4:20:24 PM

My daughters name is Keira Mackenzie, she was born October 2012! Love it!

7/23/2021 2:36:54 AM

my name is keirra spelt with 2 Rs i quite like it and i wouldent complain about it

7/16/2021 8:39:36 AM

my name is keira im an irish citizen but i always lived here in america my name used to be really unique.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Keira?
The origin of the name Keira is Irish.
*️⃣ How many people are named Keira?
Almost 30000 people are named Keira.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Keira?
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