US Popularity:801
Other Origin(s):Sanskrit, Irish, Japanese
Meaning:Mistress, lady; Beam of Light; Black; Glitter, shining
Kira is a feminine name with origins from all around the world. In Greek, Kira comes from the masculine word kyrios, meaning “lord,” so Kira means “mistress, lady.” In Sanskrit, Kira may be related to Kiram, which means “beam of light.” A popular association with the name Kira is from the Irish Ciara, meaning “black.” Kira is also a popular name in Japan, where it means “glittery, shining.” Kira is light and lovely, and beloved worldwide for a good reason. Other ways to spell this beautiful title include Kirra, Kiera, Keera, and Kirah. Whichever variation you choose will be a wonderful choice for baby.

Kira Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kira is currently #149 on The Bump
Girl:Kira is currently #65 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kira is currently #801 in U.S. births
Girl:Kira is currently #287 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 17
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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