The baby name Keira is a more modern version of the name Ciara. It became popular in America after the rise of actress Keira Knightly from “Pirates of the Carribbean.” This is why the name did not become a top 1,000 option until 2000.
Meaning of the name Keira:
Irish: black-haired, little dark one
Origin of the name Keira:
Keira comes from the baby name Ciara. Ciara was an Irish name that began with a nun who began a monastery during the seventh century. It is actually the female form of the baby name Ciar, which is a boy's name in Ireland.
Symbolism of the name Keira:
Ciar, the boy's name that formed Ciara, and eventually Keira, comes from the Irish word “ciar.” This word translated to “black” in English. Keira, therefore, retains the meaning of this ancient Irish name, as it was meant to represent children with black hair.
Style of the name Keira:
Gender of the name Keira:
Keira is a name for baby girls.
Pronunciation of the name Keira:
Number of syllables in the name Keira:
Emotion evoked from the name Keira:
Keira feels like a natural and free name. It is wholesome, unique, and special.
Alternative spellings for the name Keira:
Nicknames for the name Keira:
- Kay Kay
Popularity of the name Keira:
The baby name Keira became a top 1,000 name in 2000 at number 950. It became a top 200 name in 2006 at number 110, and this lasted until 2012. Currently, as of the year 2020, Keira ranks at number 464 for girls.
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Great middle names for Keira and their meanings:
- Jane (Jehovah has been gracious)
- Belle (beautiful)
- Shea (admirable)
- Rowan (a river in paradise)
- Ivy (vine)
- Louise (famous warrior)
- Vivianne (lively)
Famous people with the name Keira:
- Keira Knightley (actress, “Pirates of the Caribbean”)
- Keira Lucchesi (actress, “Inside Out”)
- Keira Pena (actress, “Nerd Wars!”)
- Keira Walsh (soccer player in England)
- Keira Malik (actress, “Secret Smile”)
Keiras in popular culture:
- Keira Hagai (character from “Jak and Daxter” video games)
- Keira Metz (character from “Witcher” video games)