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Kira

First Name
34k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
182
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Kira mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kira

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

Wiktionary

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

Notable Persons Named Kira

Kira Kosarin is an actress, singer, and dancer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Kira was born on October 7th, 1997 in Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.

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Kira Buckland is a voice actress. She was most active from 2004 to present. Kira was born on July 16th, 1987 in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.

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Kira Reed is an actor and actress. Kira was born on October 13th, 1971 in Santa Clara, California. Kira is also known as Kira Reed Lorsch.

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Kira Roessler is a punk rock, hardcore punk, and alternative rock musician and dialogue editor. She plays Rickenbacker 4001. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Kira was born on June 12th, 1962 in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Kira Kazantsev is a famous person. She holds the title Miss City of New York 2014, Miss New York 2014, Miss America 2015, and Miss New York. Kira was born on July 20th, 1991.

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Kira Yoshinaka was a noteworthy person. Kira was born in 1641. He breathed his last breath in 1703.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kira

Princess Kira was royalty. Princess was born as the child of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia on June 27th, 1943 in Kadyny. She breathed her last breath on January 10th, 2004.

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Kira is an influential human. Kira was born in 1978.

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Chinatsu Kira is a soccer player for the Japan women's national football team. Chinatsu was born on January 23rd, 1984 in Japan.

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Shuji Kira is an important somebody. Shuji was born in 1958.

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Matúš Kira is a soccer player for the MFK Zemplín Michalovce and MFK Snina. Matúš was born on October 10th, 1994 in Košice.

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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 12 12 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 134 134 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 1,136 1,136 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 1,393 1,388 5
2006 1,360 1,360 0
2007 1,266 1,266 0
2008 1,368 1,368 0
2009 1,114 1,114 0
2010 1,036 1,036 0
2011 945 945 0
2012 882 882 0
2013 893 893 0
2014 946 946 0
2015 905 905 0
2016 876 876 0

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Popularity of Kira as a first name

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Popularity of Kira as a last name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Kira

  • How Popular is the name Kira? Kira is the 1,274th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kira was the 99,378th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,716 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 1,388 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kira!
  • Random Kira Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kira ranks 79th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2004.
  • 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 Akir. 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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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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