Kira - girls name

Kira name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Kira name meaning:

The name Kira is of multiple origins and has various meanings depending on the cultural context. In Russian, Kira is derived from the Greek name Kyros, meaning "lord" or "ruler," and it is often associated with strength and leadership qualities. It gained popularity in the Western world through Russian literature, particularly the character Kira Argounova in Ayn Rand's novel "We the Living."

In Japanese, Kira means "sparkle" or "shimmer," conveying a sense of brightness and radiance. It is a unisex name in Japan and has been used for both girls and boys. The meaning of Kira can also be interpreted in other languages and cultures, such as Persian, where it means "leader" or "crown."

Overall, the name Kira carries connotations of strength, leadership, and brightness across different origins. It is a name that exudes a sense of empowerment and positivity, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that reflects these qualities for their daughters.

Origin: Latin


Related names

Kira , Kiri

Other girls names beginning with K


Overall UK ranking: 483 out of 5581

87 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (652)

Historical popularity of Kira

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Kira from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Kira in 2024