|Number in U.S||👶 30,000|
|Rate in 2021||913|
|Name origin||🌍 Irish|
"Keira" is a popular name for girls that has Irish origin. Meaning of the name Keira is: "Dark, Black".
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)