Kyra

First Name
35k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kyra

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  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Kyra is of Greek origin and means "Meaning pure or lady and lord".
  • According to a user from Nebraska, United States, the name Kyra is of Unknown origin and means "Smart one".
  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Kyra is of Greek origin and means "Lady".
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Wiktionary

Name of a Greek Orthodox saint, from Byzantine Greek κυρά (kurá, “lady”), or from Cyra, feminine form of Cyrus. The English name may also be a variant of Keira.

  1. A female given name of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Kyra

Kyra Sedgwick is an actress, producer, actor, and television producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1982. Kyra was given the name Kyra Minturn Sedgwick on August 19th, 1965 in New York City. Kyra is also known as Kiko.

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Kyra Gracie GuimarĂ£es is a martial artist. Kyra was born on May 29th, 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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She has been prominent since 2009. Kyra was born on March 12th, 1985 in Kolkata.

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Kyra Zagorsky is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to 2004. Kyra was born on June 6th, 1976 in New York, U.S.

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Kyra Phillips is a news presenter and news anchor. She holds the title Anchor. Kyra was born on August 8th, 1968 in Illinois.

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Kyra Davis is a mystery, chick-lit, women's fictionromance, and chick lit writer. Kyra was born in Santa Clara, California.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 5 0
1938 9 9 0
1939 8 8 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 12 12 0
1944 6 6 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 8 8 0
1947 18 18 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 15 15 0
1950 8 8 0
1951 15 15 0
1952 13 13 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 19 19 0
1955 34 34 0
1956 39 39 0
1957 38 38 0
1958 28 28 0
1959 45 45 0
1960 52 52 0
1961 53 53 0
1962 50 50 0
1963 65 65 0
1964 61 61 0
1965 57 57 0
1966 57 57 0
1967 91 91 0
1968 94 94 0
1969 134 134 0
1970 135 135 0
1971 115 115 0
1972 117 117 0
1973 119 119 0
1974 108 108 0
1975 114 114 0
1976 149 149 0
1977 111 111 0
1978 137 137 0
1979 134 134 0
1980 119 119 0
1981 150 150 0
1982 204 204 0
1983 210 210 0
1984 192 192 0
1985 173 173 0
1986 208 208 0
1987 243 243 0
1988 382 382 0
1989 373 373 0
1990 407 407 0
1991 458 458 0
1992 579 574 5
1993 647 647 0
1994 618 618 0
1995 675 675 0
1996 1,088 1,083 5
1997 1,444 1,444 0
1998 1,565 1,565 0
1999 1,470 1,470 0
2000 1,604 1,597 7
2001 1,534 1,534 0
2002 1,388 1,388 0
2003 1,459 1,459 0
2004 1,542 1,542 0
2005 1,918 1,912 6
2006 1,797 1,797 0
2007 1,758 1,758 0
2008 1,442 1,442 0
2009 1,198 1,198 0
2010 926 926 0
2011 817 817 0
2012 768 768 0
2013 766 766 0
2014 648 648 0
2015 652 652 0
2016 571 571 0
2017 504 504 0

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Popularity of Kyra as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Kyra

  • How Popular is the name Kyra? Kyra is the 1,262nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kyra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,815 babies born with the first name Kyra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kyra 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 Kyra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kyra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kyra is Thursday, September 29th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Kyra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kyra was in 2005 with a total of 1,912 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kyra!
  • Random Kyra Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kyra ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 9 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Kyra: Your name in reverse order is Aryk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akyr. 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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