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Popularity
32k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kira

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Black
  • #1279 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
2k Kyrah (American)
< 1k Keir (Irish)

How popular is the name "Kira" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1938 5 5 0
1948 5 5 0
1952 11 11 0
1954 7 7 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 17 17 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 22 22 0
1959 13 13 0
1960 27 27 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 33 33 0
1963 44 44 0
1964 62 62 0
1965 58 58 0
1966 84 84 0
1967 83 83 0
1968 89 89 0
1969 120 120 0
1970 121 121 0
1971 130 130 0
1972 105 105 0
1973 122 122 0
1974 193 193 0
1975 258 258 0
1976 147 147 0
1977 144 144 0
1978 135 135 0
1979 154 154 0
1980 209 209 0
1981 392 392 0
1982 897 891 6
1983 555 555 0
1984 770 765 5
1985 597 592 5
1986 492 492 0
1987 530 530 0
1988 559 559 0
1989 476 476 0
1990 449 449 0
1991 531 531 0
1992 586 586 0
1993 656 656 0
1994 676 676 0
1995 682 682 0
1996 725 725 0
1997 892 892 0
1998 1,135 1,135 0
1999 1,106 1,106 0
2000 1,092 1,092 0
2001 1,091 1,091 0
2002 1,126 1,126 0
2003 1,083 1,083 0
2004 1,189 1,183 6
2005 1,392 1,387 5
2006 1,360 1,360 0
2007 1,266 1,266 0
2008 1,368 1,368 0
2009 1,113 1,113 0
2010 1,034 1,034 0
2011 944 944 0
2012 882 882 0
2013 891 891 0
2014 939 939 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Kira? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,921 babies born with the name Kira in the United States. That's more than enough Kiras to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1938 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kira" was in 2005 with a total of 1,387 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kiras)

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kira" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 9 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 1,126 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Kira popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kira in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kira" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kira as well as things modernly associated with the name Kira such as celebrities named Kira.

English

Origin and Meaning of Kira

The name "Kira" is of English origin, and it means "Black". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Kira Kener

Kira Kener is an adult biography. Kira was born in 1974 as Stephanie Knain in San Jose, California, U.S.

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Kira Muratova

Kira Muratova is a film directorscreenwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1961 to present. Kira was born in 1934 in Soroca, Kingdom of Romania (now Moldova).

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Alternative Meanings

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Arik". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Irak". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kira born Oct 27, 1994

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Kira

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