Keira is a feminine name with Irish roots, translating to "dark" or "black-haired." Embracing darkness and finding the beauty it holds, Keira could be the perfect name for a little one who doesn't shy away from the somber parts of life. This lyrical name is the anglicized spelling of the Irish moniker Ciara. While the original spelling remains the most popular choice on the Emerald Isle, actress Keira Knightley helped bring this spelling to the charts in the UK and US. Her Pirates of the Caribbean performance won her many new fans in the early 2000’s, with many marveling in the dark humor of the franchise. Just like her rule-breaking and free-willed character, the actor has a poised and graceful demeanor, but is always ready to stand her ground. What better influence to make sure baby is ready to make the world their own?
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