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First Name
33k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
182
in the U.S.
in 2010

Kira

Girls
Boys
First
Last
Similar Names
2k Kyrah (American)
989 Keir (Irish)

How popular is the baby 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 123 123 0
1974 193 193 0
1975 258 258 0
1976 146 146 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 1,084 1,084 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 1,035 1,035 0
2011 944 944 0
2012 882 882 0
2013 892 892 0
2014 942 942 0
2015 903 903 0

Fun Facts about the name Kira

  • How many people with the first name Kira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,830 babies born with the first name Kira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kira to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kira? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1938 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kira is Friday, January 8th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Kira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kira was in 2005 with a total of 1,387 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kira!
  • Random Kira Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kira ranks 75th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 14 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Kira: Your name in reverse order is Arik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rika. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kira? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 182 people with the last name Kira.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kira? Kira is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Popularity of Kira as a first name

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Common first names for Kira

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kira U.S.
  White 49.45% 64.26%
  African American 9.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 32.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kira

People with the last name Kira are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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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.

Variant of Kyra or directly borrowed from its Russian equivalent Кира (Kira). Ultimately of Persian origin. Also used as a respelling of Ciara, of Irish origin.

  1. A female given name

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Kira

Kira Girard
Kira Epstein
Kira Grace
Kira Harrison
Kira Kazantsev
Kira Kosarin
Kira Teen Wolf
Kira Buckland
Kira Soltanovich

What does the name Kira mean?

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Iis for important, the search for all parts of life that are

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Ais for adaptable, whenever things change

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