Gender: Female Pronunciation: kee-AHR-a Meaning of Kiara: "light, clear; little dark one; cockatoo; first ray of sun" Origin of Kiara: Variation of the Italian Chiara or the Irish Ciara or Aboriginal Australian, Korean Kiara's Popularity in 2018: #336

Kiara Origin and Meaning

The name Kiara is a girl's name meaning "light, clear; little dark one; cockatoo; first ray of sun".

Kiara can be considered a variation of both the Italian name Chiara and the Irish name Ciara. Chiara is the Italian form of Clara, meaning “bright” or “clear,” while Ciara is the feminine form of male given name Ciar, derived from the old Irish cíar, meaning “dark.” Kiara is also an Australian name derived from an Aboriginal word for the white cockatoo, and has roots as a Korean name meaning “first ray of sun”.

Simba's daughter in The Lion King, Kiara fits in with stylish modern names like Keira and Kaia.

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Thepandaprincess223 Says:


IMO Kiara is much prettier and nicer than Chiara

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really like the sound of this name, and the meaning is nice, but it is rendered completely unusable to me by the most horrible movie I have ever seen in my entire life--Kiara the Brave.

Fatima Qawwee Says:


Pretty Name!