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Gender: F Pronunciation: KEER-a Meaning of Ciara: "little dark one" Origin of Ciara: Irish Ciara's Popularity in 2016: #882

Ciara is very popular in Ireland, more familiar here as the Anglicized Kiera or Keira. The uninitiated will tend to pronounce Ciara as the Italian Chiara, a form of Claire—kee-AHR-a or even see-AHR-a, like the American singer-songwriter Ciara. In the US, Ciara peaked in 2005, when it was the Number 150 name; it's since fallen down to Number 882.

Famous People Named Ciara

Ciara Princess Harris Wilson, American singer (who pronounces it Sierra)
Ciara Quinn Bravo, American actress
Ciara Chantel Hanna, American actress
Ciara Renée Harper, American actress and singer
Ciara Johanna Metcalfe, Irish cricketer
Ciara Whelan, Irish TV personality
(Ciara-)Camile Roque Velasco, Filipina-American singer

Pop Culture References for the name Ciara

Ciara Brady, character on American soap opera Days of Our Lives
Ciara, hyprid fomorian who becomes a priestess of Epona in 'Brighid's Quest' (PC Cast)