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Gender: Female Meaning of Kira: "throne" Origin of Kira: Russian feminine variation of Cyrus Kira's Popularity in 2017: #377

The name Kira is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "throne". Kira is ranked #377 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Russian Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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Though such cognates of Kira as Keira, Kyra, and Ciara are evermore popular throughout Europe and in the U.S., this Cyrus relative has a different root. Variations include Keera, Kiera, Kierra, Kirah, Kiri, Kiria, Kiriah, Kiro, Kirra, Kirrah, Kirri, Kirya, and Kyra.

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Famous People Named Kira

Kira Kirillovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
Kira Auguste Viktoria Friederike, Princess of Prussia; daughter of Grand Duchess Kira
Kira Davis, American film producer
Kira Hall, American anthropologist
Kira Reed, American actress
Kira Roessler, American musician
Kira Salak, American writer
Kira Vincent-Davis, American voice actress
Kira Willey, American musician
Kira Nicole Kosarin, American actress, singer and songwriter
Kira Katherine McIntyre (b. 2011), daughter of American singer-songwriter and actor Joey McIntyre

Pop Culture References for the name Kira

Kira Walker, main character in Dan Well's "Partials" series
Kira Argounova, main character in Ayn Rand's "We the Living"
Major Kira Nerys, character in TV's "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
Kira aka Light Yagami, character in anime "Death Note"
Kira Watanabe-Finster, character on animated series Rugrats
Kira, Sarah Manning's daughter on TV's Orphan Black
Kira Ford, Yellow Dino Power Ranger on TV's Power Rangers Dino Thunder
Kira, main character in Lois Lowry's "Gathering Blue"
Kira Yukimura, character on TV's "Teen Wolf"
Kira, Gelfling character in "The Dark Crystal"
Kira Klay, character on TV's "Dirt"
Kira Cooper, character on TV's "K.C. Undercover"
Kira, Mattel Barbie doll
Kira, character in film "Xanadu"