Origin:Irish
Popularity:2139
Meaning:Dark-haired; Black
Ciara is a beloved name steeped in Irish antiquity and renowned for its eloquence and charm, remaining a consistent favorite in Ireland for over 1,500 years. The feminine form of Ciarán, Ciara comes from the Gaelic word ciar, meaning “dark,” and recalls the ancient Celts who used appellations to describe appearances. Ciara means “dark-haired” and was reserved for those whose hair and eyes resembled the captivating night sky. Ciara sings off the tongue and exudes a mysticism reminiscent of the Celtic Otherworld, where eternal youth, good health, and ethereal beauty thrive. If you’re looking for a timeless classic to honor baby’s Irish ancestry, Ciara is a worthy contender whose lyricism will enchant all who hear.

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