Kira Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \k(i)-ra\
Number in U.S 👶 36,000
Rate in 2021 782
Numerology 🔢 3
Name origin 🌍 Greek

Meaning of Kira

 It is the female variant of Kir. The name is of Old Greek origin and it means "mistress."
     Kira is a stubborn and self-loving woman and what is more quite ambitious. She is often unhappy in life. Kira is determined and she knows how to get what she wants. She can be somewhat reserved and distant. She is a pure introvert who has deeply hidden strong emotions with very little being shown by her in appearance. Kira attaches much importance to moderation in sexual life; she is chaste and the unfaithfulness on her part in marriage is practically excluded. Kira loves housework and entertaining guests at her place.

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9/26/2022 6:49:02 AM

I actually chose Kira from a Manga named Mars which i loved. i always pronounced it as K-ear-ra. everyone said i spelled wrong and it is not right but i love the name and so do othe's that'she meets, spelling and saying the name isnt hurting any one, but when someone will get angry or aggressive because they WANT that'spelling to be what thay say. And i wanted it to be different.

9/19/2022 12:00:10 PM

My Name is also Kira, (KEER-ah) I found the above posts fun, and enlightening. I always loved my name, My father choose it from the movie Xanadu. which is one of my favorIt's. As a kid the one thing I didn't like about my name was the fact that no one ever'said it right and kids at school would sometimes say it wrong just to annoy me. I always found it amusing that Kira (olivia Newt-John) in the Movie was a muse, Ironicly enough I'myself am a singer'song writer, so I find myself asking a famous question. . . What's in a name?

9/14/2022 1:33:56 PM

The Japanese version of this name is Rei, as in Rei Tachibana/DynaPink of an old Power Rangers-like show in Japan in the early Eighties called Science Squadron (or Kagaku Sentai) Dynaman. Six episodes of the'show were later taken and dubbed into English (with DynaPink's being renamed Slojin) and aired on the USA Network channel 'Night Flight'

9/12/2022 2:29:38 AM

i love this name, well because it is my name. :3 I'm the only Kira in my school, and i do stand out with my name. no one has yet to mispronounce it. but when someone does i can't wait to correct them :D

9/5/2022 1:51:04 PM

I love the name Kira! I'm biased, but still... awesome name!!! But question, does anyone here pronounce it K-EYE-RA?? because I'm having issues figuring out why everyone mispronounces it that way.... K-EAR-A all the way!

8/10/2022 6:21:54 AM

Hey my name is Kira too =) i haven't always liked my name but now seeing how many people have the'same name it makes me feel happy to know that I'm not alone My mom named me after the muse from Xanadu and my dad named me after the major from star trek i have alway been annoyed by the fact that every new person I'met they always say my name wrong and sometimes 1 of the guys in my classes would say my name wrong on prepose just to make me mad but yea

7/10/2022 2:48:36 AM

My name is Kira :) I love my name because It's unique and I don't know very many people with my name. Yeah, people mispronounce my name'sometimes, over-emphesizing the "i" so It's like, "kye-ruh". It's really not that hard to say! I'm pretty sure it means something along the lines of glittering/sparkling/beautiful. I'm not really sure. :D It's great!

7/4/2022 9:27:18 PM

well,you see i have a friend kalvin and his name is spelled kalvin. ive never met a other guy named kalvin just him.its more of a japanese name. he is japanese just to let ya know.he's more of a funny type of person and very friendly he might be weird cuz of his laugh but hes very nice and i like hanging with him

6/18/2022 12:06:36 AM

My name is Kira and I was named by my mother because of a Russian book she was reading and the main girl in the book was named Kira. My grandfather was Russian and I think she thought it was pretty and short. I never knew anyone with my name and then came the movie Xanadu and Dark Crystal and I was so surprised to hear it. I always hated my name when I was little because no one had it and no one could say it. I think Kira is pronounced K EAR RA not K EYE RA. That is my biggest pet peeve when someone calls my Kyra. It'seems to be getting more popular with the younger crowd because of Star Trek and the'sixth Sense but when I hear my name my head just turns because I assume they must be talking to me. I like it much more now since I am an adult and it Isn't very common. I have met a couple of Kyra's and they seem to be just as annoyed when'they are called Kira.

6/11/2022 6:03:00 PM

My name is Kira and It's pronounced Kye-Ruh. In the English language I'makes a long E or a short I. So those of you who keep complaining about it need to CALM DOWN! It can be pronnounced either way, chill.

6/7/2022 3:20:06 AM

My name is also Kira. People always get it wrong also, and I use the "Shakira" example as someone had mentioned before. It does not really bother me much when people say it wrong nor does it mean anything else to me but "sun". I grew up believing that and I still beli've that. I certainly beli've it does not mean "to kill".

5/20/2022 12:36:18 PM

My mother named me Kira after Olivia Newton-Johns character from 'Xanadu' movie in 1995. I was told that even my dad thought to pronounce it 'KYE-RAH' when I was first born. I was the only Kira in all my schools until college. People always thought it was short for Akira, LaKira, everything besides Kira! i've had so many people mispronounce it, from Kara, Karen even Carol!!! LOL! I absolutely love my name!!!

5/19/2022 4:34:48 AM

I'm 53 yrs old my first name is Kira pronounce K eye Rah, rhyming with the man's name Ira, or the womans name Myra. Prouncing it like Kyra Sedgewick irrates me as much as when someone pronounces Kyra's like mine.

5/7/2022 11:40:30 AM

I chose the name for my daughter, Kira, because it meant "sun". She never ran into anyone with the'same name until she was a senior in high school; then'there were 4! Now, she's a senior in college and hasn't met any.

4/22/2022 5:40:30 AM

im planning on nameming my daugther kira It'sounds cool or a different japanies name like sakura or midori.. im an anime freak.

4/4/2022 6:36:18 PM

I just called my daughter Kira pronounced like its spelled the "i" being what it is an "i". Some people have gotten confused over the'spelling but if u ask me to make that "e" sound it would have to be Kiera, Keira, Keyra, Keara,but to each their own my daughters pronounced with the "i" they are both pretty names

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2/19/2022 3:57:00 PM

My little sisters name is Kira (KEER-ah) too!! it is an OK name i suppose. But our mom didnt get the name from a movie she'said that'she got it from a baby book of names like most people do!! LOLZ!!

2/3/2022 5:35:06 AM

My duaghter is 6 months old and her name is Kira and it means beam of light and leader and suits her beutifully. I know she will love her name when she grows up!

1/13/2022 3:35:24 AM

Same here! After Olivia Newton-John in Xanadu. But I always liked the contridictions in the name, since I'm a 'perky goth'! Light against the dark! Whoot! But I usually got Kiera as a pronunciation. I got used to it and got used to saying the correct way after my name was said. Oh, well! :-D

1/11/2022 1:09:36 PM

really my name is lakira that just the nick name of mine i like my unique name i just want to see what it means lakira

12/20/2021 12:23:42 AM

my name is kira too! im 13 and pretty much evry single person that I'meet pronounces my name wrong. im like "no! thats not how u say it!" its pronounced with the 'i' sound and evry1 says it wrong. i dont relly no any1 else that has the name 'kira'. i like my name. its relly unique and the meanings of my name r compliments to me! :)

12/17/2021 4:34:48 PM

My name is Kira and I LOVE my name. I think it is really simple and that is good because my last name is really complicated (13 letters and impossible to prounonce). I pronounce my name Keera. My parents have a friend whose name is Kira but other than that I don't know any one with the'same name.

12/16/2021 6:43:30 AM

My name is Kira(: I don't have anything against it, except It's short, but I still like it. I pronounce it KEER-ah. Almost everyone pronounces it like KY-rah, which can be annoying, but I get used to it. i've been called Kara a bunch of times and people sometimes spell it like Kiera (thank you, Kiera Knightley. loljk). But I think It's kinda cool that Kira Plastinina is the name of a famous fashion designer and also Kirra is a name of a clothing line, and so is O'neill, which is my middle name. :D i've only met one Kira in person and I'm the only one in my school. I don't know why I was named Kira. I think my dad wanted to name me Akira, but my mom liked Ciara (pronouced KEER-ah, like mine is now), so they went with Kira. Or something like that... Haha xD

12/15/2021 4:11:24 AM

My name is Kira. i've never met anyone else named Kira, although i've met many people whose names are derived from Kira, such as Kier's, Ciaras, etc. People often'times pronounce it wrong or have trouble spelling it. It's pronounced "KEER-AH," but most people pronounce it as "KYE-RAH."

12/1/2021 3:28:12 AM

Hey, my name is also Kira, (Keeh-rah) and anyone who says It's K-aya-rah... you are pronouncing your name wrong. Cut that out. If your parents named you Kyra, then you would be correct in your pronounciation.

11/17/2021 8:14:24 AM

I love my name! So what if people pronounce it wrong, it is unique and matches who i am.

11/14/2021 12:38:06 AM

haha! omg i seen'the comment by a girl sayin she was named after the dark crystal!! me too! lol and my name is kira. wow thats so weird! i never personally met another kira either..

10/11/2021 6:45:18 PM

Kira is a lovely name. I have 8 weeks until our baby girl is born and we have chosen Kirally/Kiralee/Kirraly as her name (pron. Keeralee) - still deciding on spelling. I think it is really special and although its getting popular it is still not mainstream. Our boys are called Connor and Blayke so we think it goes well.

10/2/2021 6:00:18 AM

My name is Kira!! I also tell people that it is Shakira without the'sha, but some people just like to call me Shakira because they think It'sounds cool.

8/17/2021 10:59:06 PM

My name's "Kira" and people often call me "Kyra" or spell it totally weird. My dad fell in love with the name when he'saw the movie Xanadu! Everyone says that it fits my personality because I'm always lighthearted and smiling! I didn't know anyone else with the name until the 9th grade! I was really excited about it! I'm glad to see that the name is gaining in popularity!

8/10/2021 8:47:42 PM

My wife and I are Planning to name our daughter Kira, The name is asociated with light in many diffent languages, but pronounced differently. I love the Japanese pronounciation and meaning the best (glitter, gleam, twinkle, sparkle or shine), In Kanji it could also mean delight and Fun!

8/8/2021 12:58:48 PM

my name is kira i can't beli've there are so many named people like me wooooow. it is the best name in the world.

7/9/2021 9:12:54 AM

I am hoping to have a girl and name her Kira. It is so feminine and pretty without being too common.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Kira?
The origin of the name Kira is Greek.
*️⃣ How many people are named Kira?
Almost 36000 people are named Kira.
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