Keira

First Name
29k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Keira mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Keira

"Keira" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Black Haired". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, a modern feminine form of Kieran, from Gaelic ciar "black", "dark", or "little dark one".

Notable Persons Named Keira

Keira Knightley is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Keira was given the name Keira Christina Knightley by her parents Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald on March 26th, 1985 in Teddington, London, England.

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Keira was born on October 30th, 1996 in California.

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Keira Lucchesi is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Keira was born in Glasgow.

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Keira Hewatch is an actress, singer, songwriter, and writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Keira was born Keira Hewatch on November 8th, 1985 in Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria.

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Keira Walsh is an athlete for the Manchester City W.F.C.

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Keira Johnstone is an athlete for the Forfar Farmington F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Keira in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 5 5 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 11 11 0
1965 11 11 0
1966 12 12 0
1967 9 9 0
1968 14 14 0
1969 28 28 0
1970 24 24 0
1971 27 27 0
1972 27 27 0
1973 25 25 0
1974 54 54 0
1975 68 68 0
1976 42 42 0
1977 34 34 0
1978 27 27 0
1979 32 32 0
1980 33 33 0
1981 32 32 0
1982 77 77 0
1983 48 48 0
1984 59 59 0
1985 89 89 0
1986 70 70 0
1987 63 63 0
1988 75 75 0
1989 90 90 0
1990 85 85 0
1991 136 136 0
1992 142 142 0
1993 123 123 0
1994 133 133 0
1995 107 107 0
1996 129 129 0
1997 164 164 0
1998 175 175 0
1999 196 196 0
2000 225 225 0
2001 216 216 0
2002 238 238 0
2003 432 432 0
2004 1,244 1,244 0
2005 1,467 1,467 0
2006 3,022 3,022 0
2007 2,675 2,675 0
2008 2,734 2,734 0
2009 2,266 2,259 7
2010 1,859 1,859 0
2011 1,789 1,789 0
2012 1,651 1,651 0
2013 1,570 1,570 0
2014 1,467 1,467 0
2015 1,310 1,310 0
2016 1,034 1,034 0
2017 984 984 0

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Popularity of Keira as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Keira

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  • How Popular is the name Keira? Keira is the 1,415th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Keira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,668 babies born with the first name Keira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keira to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keira? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Keira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keira is Sunday, March 23rd, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Keira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keira was in 2006 with a total of 3,022 babies. That's a lot of babies named Keira!
  • Random Keira Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keira ranks 86th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 13 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Keira: Your name in reverse order is Ariek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Keira. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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