"little dark one"

Kiera Origin and Meaning

The name Kiera is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "little dark one".
Kiera entered the American popularity list in 1988, though it lags behind the alternate spelling Keira, largely due to the fame of actress Keira Knightley.

The original Irish spelling is Ciara, the name of an early saint (who was said to have put out fires by the power of her prayer) which was the most popular name in Ireland a couple of decades ago.

Keira is the more popular spelling, but Kiera is the more authentic--though both have pretty mush lost their Irish accents. There is also the male Kieran.

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Famous People Named Kiera

  • Kiera CassAmerican novelist
  • Kiera GormleyNorthern Irish model
  • Kiera AitkenBermudian swimmer
  • Kiera Victoria ChaplinBritish actress; granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin
  • Kiera RoseBritish YouTube star
  • Kiera Baldwindaughter of John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin

Kiera in Pop Culture

  • Keira Knightley says she was meant to be named "Kiera" but her mother misspelled the name when she went to register her.
  • Kiera Cameronmain character of Canadian TV series Continuum

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