Keira, is that you? We're adding pictures to the site for every name. If your name is Keira submit your photo so other people can see what Keira looks like! (Or you can browse photos already submitted.)|
Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Keira
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Keira in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Keira:
Records indicate that 19,444 girls in the United States have been named Keira since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2006, when 2,996 people in the U.S. were given the name Keira. Those people are now 13 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Keira
Based on the comments submitted below
71 Positive Comments
"My name is Keira. I absolutely love my name. I prounouncd it as kee-rah and the spelling is taken from Keira Knightly. I think that my name is absolutely beautiful. But, seeing as it?s going up in popularity, I wouldn?t necessarily name your kid Keira if you want a rare name. Even though I have to correct people often, my name is so worth it. Most people say the meaning is ?dark haired,? but I didn?t like that; it was too plain. So, I did some digging, and it can also mean ?little dark one? in Gaelic. Now, that might sound like a bad thing, but it can work so well on so many levels. Just think about it. Anyways, I love my name. Always will, always have. It?s me for life." Oct. 24, 2018:
"I named my daughter KEIRRA in 1988. Only name I considered! Didn't know origins, meanings, or anyone else with the name. Fits her perfectly!" Jul. 24, 2014:
"Keira is a wonderful name my name is Keira Maqungo I was born on the 6 of December there is lots of people named Keira ." Feb. 6, 2014:
"my daughter is called keira olivia . she was born in june 2004. we live in ireland and there has been alot of confusion over the spelling. even had a teacher trying to tell her she was spelling her own name wrong(ciara)" Feb. 15, 2013:
"My daughter's name is kiera anne, her father is irish, so I wanted her to have a name that was irish, so I chose kiera, I swapped the 2nd n 3rd letters around, there all sorts of ways to spell her name, she is sooooo beautiful, big bouncy curly hair n dark chocolate eyes, she is my beanie n I love her and her name, more importantly she loves her name, she is 6 yrs old now xx" Jan. 17, 2013:
"my daughter is keira louise, as i could not decide on her name and my sister was there when i had her, louise been her middle name. i love keira and my keira is blonde hair fair skin and bright blue eyes!!! she was born 2010." Jan. 3, 2012:
"My daughter's name is Keira. She was born in July 1982. She grew up as the only Keira in her school. Now, there are quite a few girls named Keira, after Keira Knightly and Kyra Sedgwick. She didn't like the name at first, but by junior high, she liked being known as Keira. Everyone knew who she was, even without a last name." Aug. 13, 2011:
"My daughter was born in 2006 and we named her Keira Emily. We couldn't decide on the spelling. My husband liked the name because of Kyra Sedgwick. I decided I liked it spelled Keira like Keira Knightley. We love the name. It's beautiful just like her and all Keira's no matter how the name is spelled! She's got light brown almost dirty blond hair and green eyes so the meaning "dark one" doesn't quite fit her looks or personality. Kira also means glittery, or shiny, in Japanese. I also found Keira from Italian, meaning "light," or "clear & pure." The Greek word kyrios meaning "a lord" or from the Greek title of respect meaning "lady." Derived from the Persian meaning "sun." That's more like our Keira - a glittery, shiny, clear, pure, sunny little lady. Yes. Some people mispronounce it and misspell it but we just correct them. It's okay. They've even mispronounced and misspelled my name which is Stacey. We love the name Keira. We hardly run into anyone else named Keira which is great because we wanted to give our daughter a unique name instead of one that is popular. She?ll probably be the only Keira in her class and that?s wonderful!" May. 12, 2011:
"Our daughter was born in 2004 and we spell her name Kiera. We love the name, but people always try to pronouce it Kierra (like Sierra with a hard K)" Feb. 8, 2011:
"My daughters name is Kierrah Elizabeth pronounced (key-air-ah). I love the name its beautiful. The meaning is dark haired and she came out with a head full of dark hair =)" Dec. 8, 2010:
"My name is Keira and people love misspelling it and misspronouncing it just to get on my nerves. I'm in 7th grade, and I do like my name alot because it's very unique and I've only met one person with the name of Keira in my Virginia homestate. People will call me "Kiera" or "Kyra," and I wont even lie, it bothers me. My teacher once got really mad at this kid who was calling me Kyra, because she knows that it bothers me and so do they. I'm a light-brown/almost dirty blonde haired girl with brown eyes and I'm quite popular. It's a beautiful name. When I get older I want to have a daughter named Laken, because I think it's a beautiful and unique name like mine." Nov. 27, 2010:
"my names keira people splell it in alot of weird ways" Oct. 24, 2010:
"I was born before Keira Knightly by a year - the copycat. The meanings vary, dark, dark-haired, dusky, little dark one and even lady. There are different ways to pronounce it. I'm Kee-air-ah. People had trouble with it in school and still do occasionally, but they always remember me afterwards. Most women love the name and men find it interesting." Oct. 1, 2010:
"I have twin girls and they are Corinne Michelle and Kiera Paige (just like the June 20th comment). I love her name and another funny thing was after she was born I saw 2 other birth announcements for Keira Paige and Keara Paige! That was in 2003 and the only other Kiera is my niece's friend, Keira. No other Corinne though!" Sep. 10, 2010:
"My name is Kiera Elizabeth as well! I was named after 'Kira' from the movie Xanadu, but my parents like it spelled with an 'e' better' Sadly NO ONE says my name right the first time. They say 'key-air-uh' instead of 'keer-uh'. But I love my name very much!" Sep. 2, 2010:
"I named my daughter Kiera Lily. I loved the name as soon as I heard it. Turns out what I thought was a unique name has been so popular this year!" Jul. 27, 2010:
"The girl I know is named Kiera, pronounced Kye-air-ah. I find that its lovely!" Jul. 14, 2010:
"My name is Keira Elizabeth born 1989 barely anyone gets it right. Keira Knightly was the first i had seen spelled the same." Jul. 2, 2010:
"My daughter was born in March 2008 and we just loved the name Keira. It suits her and everyone comments on her name. Her full name is Keira Elizabeth Her middle name is the same as my middle name. people do have trouble with speeling keira and always spell K.I.E.R.A and we have to spell it out but i have found people cant spell my name and i have to spell that for them Sarah - S.A.R.A.H" Jun. 17, 2010:
"My grandaughter was born Feb 4 2010 her name is Keira May we love the name. People do try and tell us that we spelled it wrong.(I before E except after c - sorry!)" May. 16, 2010:
"i waited to have a baby girl a long time and the moment she was born i knew she was keira and she is the happiest baby in the world always smiling so its def a beautiful name for a beautiful girlxx" Apr. 24, 2010:
"My name is Keira. My middle name is Kathleen, and this is a very uncommon name. People spell my name wrong a lot" Feb. 28, 2010:
"My name is Keira. I was born in 1976 and have never met another person who spells their name like I do. The first time I heard of someone else spelling it "Keira" instead of "Kiera" (which looks wrong to me) was when Keira Knightley became famous. x" Feb. 24, 2010:
"my name is keira and it is spelled K-E-I-R-A some people just do it differently.... it makes me soo mad when they tell me im wrong. the worst someone has ever pronounced my name is core-ee--uh like korea...i have no idea how they got that from keira but whatever. i say it like the actress... there is actually a news anchor on our local news named keira and she spells it the same way...ive met other people with th namebut not the way i spell it. honestly i dont like it when they spell it with a y like kyra because it just doesnt look right and then i understand why people misspell it... nothing against it i just think my way is better:)" Feb. 23, 2010:
"I am overdue to have my 3rd baby girl. Her name will be Keirra Mackenzie O'Connor. I can't wait and I just love how both names blend; a 2 syllable following a 3 syllable:-)" Feb. 14, 2010:
"My name is keira and often people pronounce it wrong, so here's a tip on how to say it, shakira with out the shaa. :)" Jan. 29, 2010:
"We had our daughter on February 17th 2009. We named her Keyra. We chose to spell her name differently then the original spelling of Keira because I wanted something unique and different.
My husband and I found Keyra to sound like a timid yet energetic type name and that is exactly what my almost 1 year old is." Jan. 11, 2010:
"Our american staffie who sadly passed away recently was named Keira. She will be missed but lives on in our hearts. She truly was something special" Jan. 9, 2010:
"My name is Ciara but it is pronounce it like Keira!" Jan. 2, 2010:
"I named my daughter Kiera Elizabeth. I ended up spelling it different than actress Knightley by mistake. But the more I read the correct gramatical spelling is K-i-e-r-a not Keira.
I have not met any other person with that name except for the two movie stars." Dec. 23, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Keira Alana, it's beautiful and unique just like her :) I fell in love with the name b/c of the actress Keira Knightley who is so gorgeous. My daughter was born with jet black hair and blue eyes, her hair has lightened a bit but still has striking blue eyes. It fits her to a tee. People do struggle with the spelling but my name is Sarah and people can't spell that half the time either LOL!!" Dec. 14, 2009:
"My baby girls name is Keira Jennifer Kruger . I named her after Keira Knightly . It really is a lovely name people keep telling me, as well as it is unique because many people havent heard of it around here in SOuth Africa :)" Oct. 13, 2009:
"keira birday jan 3" Oct. 9, 2009:
"Our daughter is Keira Emma- she is delightful and so is her name." Sep. 24, 2009:
"We named our baby girl, born in March this year, Keira Helen and we really love the name. People tdo battle to spell or pronounce it, but it is still beautiful and unique in South Africa, where we live." Sep. 14, 2009:
"I'm really surprised to see two other people with comments share my daughters name.... except the spelling. She's Keira Lee, and just turned three. Most people tend to say it right, but I am always spelling it. That and the fact that the poor baby has a 17 letter long, hyphenated last name!" Aug. 25, 2009:
"My names Kiera-Lee.I love it!!! im 18 and am told its a lovely individual name.
I to often have to spell it but i just go by the rule i before e except after c." Aug. 17, 2009:
"My name's Keira, people always spell or say it wrong. They would spell it like Kiera, Kyra or Kira. There's a saying that i like saying when people spell it wrong, The first vowel does the talking the second does the walking. But, even so i still love my name, especially cause i don't know anyone with the name Keira(i know there are people named Keira, i just don't know them)." Jun. 25, 2009:
"I am a big fan of Pirates and fell in love with the name Keira. I suggested it to my daughter and my new granddaughter is Keira Ann. Yes, people have trouble spelling it but I love the name!" Apr. 24, 2009:
"well you spell my name Ke'Aira it's different so that why i love my name and i'm the only one that spells it that way and i hate when people spell it wrong or say it wrong" Apr. 21, 2009:
"I named my daughter Keira Renee, born September 13th, 2006. I always tell people how to spell it almost before they can ask. But I just love the name." Apr. 1, 2009:
"My daughter, Keira Elizabeth was born on 10/10/08. She is beautiful and suits her name. In her five months of life so far her name has been misspelled and pronounced incorrectly several times! I enjoy telling people how to really say and spell her name. :)" Mar. 20, 2009:
"I ALWAYS loved the name Kiera. I have No IRA at the end =)
An my little girl whos now 5 is Kiera Lee
I absolutely adore the name xxx" Mar. 9, 2009:
"my daughters name is Keira Marie -- it fits her perfectly and i just love the way it sounds" Feb. 28, 2009:
"well my name is K-E-I-R-R-A and I don't see any spelling like that on the list. People tend to spell it "ie" which is annoying, but I get used to it of course. People tell me that it's a nice/beautiful name as well, so I like it. To comment on Aug 07, 2007 I look similar to that. I'm a red/ginger head I suppose, have light skin, though I tan nicely and greenish eyes. So i agree with the comment. :)" Feb. 28, 2009:
"We named our little girl Keira Leilani in April 2008 and I absolutly love the name. I didn't realize how popular the name is becomming. Hopefully people will realize that it is Keira not Kiera and pronounce it correctly. We get a lot of people pronouncing it like Key-R-ah which makes no since to me because it looks nothing like that." Feb. 13, 2009:
"My name is Keira. People have spelled it just about every way you could think of, and ways you wouldnt. (Keyrra, what is that?!). Its different and I dont hear it often. Its pronounced just like Keira Knighlty is. :)" Feb. 12, 2009:
"Im having a baby in April & this is the name im stuck on. If i do end up picking this i will have it Kiera Marie. I dont know anyone with that name & i really like." Dec. 18, 2008:
"My name is Keira. Im in grade 7. all my teachers spell my name Kiera. But other than that alot of people say my name is beautiful" Nov. 16, 2008:
"We just had a daughter on September 6th, and named her Keira Margaux. She's a beautiful girl and the name seems to fit her well." Sep. 14, 2008:
"We named our daughter Keira Elyse in 2007. We loved it because it sounded beautiful and was unique we thought. Now I am hearing the name Keira everywhere there are young kids. I prefer the "ei" spelling, and we also get numerous positive comments on the name." Jul. 9, 2008:
"my name is Keira helen. i was born in 1990, so not many peopel had my anem until i heard of keria knightly who popularised it. :| nealry as common as Kate or amy now" May. 10, 2008:
"My daughter Keira Rae was born 8/10/2007. I love the name. People do spell it Kiera, so we often have to correct them (this is the only annoying part)." Mar. 15, 2008:
"My name is Keira Rosie
I Love my name! Though people often spell it 'Kiera' which I don't really like.
I've only started meeting other Keira's recently, because I am 14 years old and never knew any other little girl's called Keira!
But I think it's great - it suits my indiviudality!!!
Keira Rosie, 14, York" Dec. 20, 2007:
"My daughter is dur in April 2008. Keira Michell...." Dec. 11, 2007:
"My name is Keira Rosie and I hate the way that I have to spell it out all the time. Everyone always writes it as 'Kiera' - even members of my own family!
This happens so often that at one point I was going to change the spelling!
I'm glad that more and more little girls are being given the name Keira - it used to be so unusual - especially before Keira Knightley became an international movie star!" Sep. 30, 2007:
"i just named my kitty Keira.. Keira kitty to be exact!" Jul. 28, 2007:
"Keira Jayne was named after my male cousin Keiron James. They changed his name after much confusion, but I always loved the name, and when I saw Keira as a girl's name it was the only one we would have. We like the longer sound 'ee' rather than the shorter 'i' sound as in Kirra. She has to spell it all the time. But that's ok, it gives her a chance to chat to people!" Jul. 19, 2007:
"My daughter's name is Keira, she was born in Feb 2006. I absolutely love her name. Spelling of it is always confused by people. I have not met any other babies with the name." Jun. 20, 2007:
"My daughters name is Keira Mackenzie, she was born October 2000! Love it!" Jun. 6, 2007:
"I have 2 daughters already Eden and Ava and am pregnant with my 3rd, and I love the name Keira Grace." May. 20, 2007:
"My daughters name is Keira Jade and she was born August 23rd 2004. I thought it was original. Now every kid I see's name is Keira. Rather unfortunate." May. 17, 2007:
""My daughters name in Keira Jade.She was born on 25th April 2005 and she is georgeous it's such a beautiful name."" Mar. 21, 2007:
"My child's name is Keira Nicole. She was born Feb/2007. She is beautiful and already exhibits her own personality. I called it her "diva" attitude." Mar. 16, 2007:
"I have a neice that was born on January 19,2007 and her name is Keira Steen, and she is so beautiful! I love the name keira and i think anybody with that name will be as beautiful as that name." Mar. 11, 2007:
"I have a niece born was born March 2006. She's named Keira Skye, and I love it! Those two names together are so pretty." Jan. 6, 2007:
"My name is Keirra,again spelt with two r's instead of the one, again at school teachers used to spell and pronounce my name wrong all the time becuse of the i before e thing, I got called Ki-era alot, but I love my name as people still say wow what an unusual name even though it has become more popular over the last few years and I still get asked what it means and it's origin :0)" Dec. 5, 2006:
"it is my first grandaughter and I have never heard of the name but its magic and we do spell it keira" Nov. 15, 2006:
"My name is also keira but mine is spelt "KIERAH" i do like my name becuase not many people have got it. there is no one else around where i live called kierah which i like =D when im at school and the teachers are calling ou the register, if its a teacher that doent know me there normally say "KIERAN" lol.." Oct. 13, 2006:
"I love the name its not very common .It sounds very beautiful and not the ordinary." May. 7, 2006:
"Name Experience: Daughter's name, born in 2004.
Descent: Irish, from Ciara, meaning "dark-haired."
Pronunciation/spelling: Most people can pronounce correctly (Kee-ra), but some say Kie-ra, some say Ki-era. Spelling is all over the place, but usually Kira.
Others with name: A few, it seems to be growing in popularity. Most young people really like her name, whereas people ~40's+ haven't heard of it.
We love her name and think it's strong yet feminine--a very versatile name." Jun. 5, 2005:
41 Neutral Comments
"Keira here! I was born in 1997. I get called " key-air-rah" a lot, but my name is pronounced like Ms. Knightly's! ( Keyr-ruh)I loved my name.. a lil too common for my liking now, but that goes to show how beautiful our names are !! xox" Mar. 29, 2019:
"My name is Keira Its a wonderful name and I just hate when people pronounce it kara of kee ara I hate when the orgins say my name means the dark haired or the spiteful one and that's not true at all Keiras are the kind and loveable caring ones" Jan. 24, 2019:
"That's weird my name is Keira and I was born in 2006 and I am 11 yrs old ha that's funny" Nov. 8, 2017:
"I love the name Keira my name is Keira and I was born in 2006 on the 7th of may and I'm 11 know and I love my name it is a galiec Irish name go research it and reply to me what it means and if ur right u get a shoutout in my next video thx xxxxx" Nov. 4, 2017:
"my grandaughter is Keiraleigh, she is a blue-eyed blonde and quite stunning, have been looking for the meaning and the Irish dark just didn't fit, found in Italian Keira meand light, clean and pure and another meaning is princess, the Japanese meaning is glittery or shiny, and a different meaning for Leigh is beautiful woman, my grandaughter is cetainly a beautiful princess. She is the only keiraleigh in her school and thinks that is pretty cool." Oct. 21, 2011:
"My daughter's name is Keira Lily Tiger Her father is Native American and I am Caucasian with Irish ancestry and looks. She came out with lots and lots of dark hair. She looks just like her father. Its' cool to see others with her name." Sep. 25, 2011:
"So I have not found anyone with my spelling of Keira My parents named me Keira but spelled it Keria, I have called korea, key-i-ra, Key-r-ah
and many other things it is hard to get use to as far as having to explain how to pronounce my name. But I love it now. Though I would probably not name my children after me. LOL" Sep. 5, 2011:
"My name Kira and you porunce like KEE-RAH and that's is the best way to spell but I don't recomend you naming your kids that" Jul. 2, 2011:
"My daughter's name is Keira, pronounced Key-air-uh." May. 16, 2011:
"My son wants to name is daughter Keira. I am warming up to it." Mar. 27, 2011:
"i was also named keira after the movie xanadu.never heard the meaning dark before .i have fair skin blonde hair blue eyes.i usually get comments saying i look like the singer ke$ha who sings tic toc.but i love my name but no one spells it correctly,plus i dont have a middle name so make me different" Mar. 14, 2011: