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Gender: Female Pronunciation: KEER-ah Origin of Ceara: Spelling variation of Irish Ciara Meaning of Ciara: Irish, "little dark one"

The name Ceara is a girl's name of Irish origin. Ceara and is often added to lists like Unique Irish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Even though the pronunciation of Ceara and the more usual Ciara is KEER-a, most Americans would tend to mispronounce this spelling variation as Sierra.

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Famous People Named Ceara

Ceara O'Neill, English actress and singer

Pop Culture References for the name Ceara

Ceara, Brazilian state


cearapressel Says:


My name is Ceara, but it is pronounced "seer-ah" rather than "keer-ah" or "Sierra." I really like my name, it's unique without being too out-there, however, I had a lot of difficulty in school with the pronunciation lol. All of my teachers and classmates thought my name was Sierra and eventually I got tired of correcting people. That's okay, though, because when I can be bothered to teach people the correct way to say it, I always get compliments, so that makes it worth it :)

Sidenote: My parents got my name from All My Children. They were going to name me Sara, but there was a woman on the show named Ceara (seer-ah) and they thought that sounded even prettier.

silkypumpkin Says:


I know a Ceara who pronounces it "Sierra" and also one who pronounces it "Cara".