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  • Records indicate that 28,984 girls in the United States have been named Kira since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2005, when 1,380 people in the U.S. were given the name Kira. Those people are now 14 years old.

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    Comments about the name Kira

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      75 Positive Comments

  • "I'm a Kira and it's constant pronounced k-eye-rq but I've given up correcting people, i actually really like my name,heh" Apr. 14, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. In my childhood it brought me many obstacles to overcome but I'm a strong woman now! ₍?͈ᴗ?͈₎" Feb. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my daughter Kyra. It was going to be Kira (which I prefer the look of) but my husband said that it would be pronounced like keer-a when I wanted k-eye-ra. It's a lovely name and I have received many compliments. :)" Aug. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is kira i am 10 years old and i love it cause it aint like other names it is unique it`s special everyone spells it wrong and says it wrong but i correct them straight away i love my mum for naming me KIRA." Apr. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My duaghter is 6 months old and her name is Kira and it means beam of light and leader and suits her beutifully. I know she will love her name when she grows up!" Oct. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually Kiera. People keep calling me Kee-air-uh (like Sierra) but its pronounced Keer-uh. My mom changed the spelling to be a bit more unique (: My friends cant help but call me shakira! xD I absolutely love my name! and we didnt get the name from star trek, it's a celtic name. CELTIC PRIDE! OHEMGEE posted on Mar 04 was posted on my b-day! O_O" Aug. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira and I LOVE my name. I think it is really simple and that is good because my last name is really complicated (13 letters and impossible to prounonce). I pronounce my name Keera. My parents have a friend whose name is Kira but other than that I don't know any one with the same name." Jun. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just called my daughter Kira pronounced like its spelled the "i" being what it is an "i". Some people have gotten confused over the spelling but if u ask me to make that "e" sound it would have to be Kiera, Keira, Keyra, Keara,but to each their own my daughters pronounced with the "i" they are both pretty names" Feb. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I actually chose Kira from a Manga named Mars which i loved. i always pronounced it as K-ear-ra. everyone said i spelled wrong and it is not right but i love the name and so do others that she meets, spelling and saying the name isnt hurting any one, but when someone will get angry or aggressive because they WANT that spelling to be what thay say. And i wanted it to be different." Jan. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira and it's pronounced Kye-Ruh. In the English language I makes a long E or a short I. So those of you who keep complaining about it need to CALM DOWN! It can be pronnounced either way, chill." Oct. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, my name is also Kira, (Keeh-rah) and anyone who says it's K-aya-rah... you are pronouncing your name wrong. Cut that out. If your parents named you Kyra, then you would be correct in your pronounciation." Oct. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Kira too =) i haven't always liked my name but now seeing how many people have the same name it makes me feel happy to know that i'm not alone My mom named me after the muse from Xanadu and my dad named me after the major from star trek i have alway been annoyed by the fact that every new person i met they always say my name wrong and sometimes 1 of the guys in my classes would say my name wrong on prepose just to make me mad but yea" Sep. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kira i cannt believe there are so many named people like me wooooow. it is the best name in the world." Sep. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is neamed Kirra as well, and we also got it from the Australian surf beach. It is a lovely name and fits her perfectly." Aug. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kira to lol!!! and i think its the best name ever!!! my mom and dad got it from looking it up in a baby book my mom wanted to name me kijha but it dident rime with leana so my dad said why not name her kira??? and now my names kira!!! it means star and ray of light and it douse not mean killer!!!" Jul. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira! i love the name, my dad named me after the Kira on Star Trek though he claims he didn't! I like how it's pretty, unique, and not many people have the name but its not weird and its not like theres no one else in the world named Kira, so i dont feel like a loner!:)" Jul. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira and my dad also named me after Major Kira on star trek! I've once met a girl my age named Kira and a baby girl named Kira. I love the name and I'd never change it. My mom got me a Kira barbie doll when I was younger. I also found out the name Kira is the rugrats." Jun. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter's name is Kirra - named after an Australian surf beach. She loves her name and it is still a unique name which makes it fun." Jun. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Haha. My name is Kira (Kee-rah) and my dad named me after Major Kira Neryce off of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, like many of the people here. After I was born, my mom discovered the Barbie doll Kira, and I have been collecting them ever since ^^ I also used to hate my name, but now I really like it." May. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's pronounce it K eye rah. I know about seven different KERRA'S so I like it to be spelled Kira and pronounced with the eye :P" May. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is also Kira, (KEER-ah) I found the above posts fun, and enlightening. I always loved my name, My father choose it from the movie Xanadu. which is one of my favorites. As a kid the one thing I didn't like about my name was the fact that no one ever said it right and kids at school would sometimes say it wrong just to annoy me. I always found it amusing that Kira (olivia Newt-John) in the Movie was a muse, Ironicly enough I myself am a singer/song writer, so I find myself asking a famous question. . . What's in a name?" Feb. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my names Kira too! I love it. I've always loved how it has been unique until more recently that is. The only thing I can't stand about it is when people say it wrong. It wouldn't bug as much if they didn't pronounce my last name wrong as well. Lol. ;) I got my name from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. My dad is a huge Star Trek nerd but what can ya do? Jk I love it. They named me after her because she's powerful, strong, and independent. They say that because they wanted me to be exactly like her. I don't think I am but my parents do! :D" Jan. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a girl and her name is Kira (KEERAH) Nicole and it goes well!" Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira too. When I was younger I hated it because no one had it and no one could say it right, but has I got older I came to love it. Kira is such a unique name like me." Jan. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am hoping to have a girl and name her Kira. It is so feminine and pretty without being too common." Dec. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kira will be the name of my newest little girl due March 2010. My husband has always loved that name and it has really grown on me. I have never met a Kira. I love the name and all the meanings. I am so excited to met my little Kira!" Dec. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, my name is actually SHA-Kyra. But the name is REALLY close to Kira, because the -Kyra is pronounced the same way, and I really don't know how I got my name, but I know that when I started watching Death Note a few years ago, I started to love my name. XD" Nov. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kira too :) it is the best name ever! hahaha i got named after the movie the dark crystal :)xxx" Oct. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 53 yrs old my first name is Kira pronounce K eye Rah, rhyming with the man's name Ira, or the womans name Myra. Prouncing it like Kyra Sedgewick irrates me as much as when someone pronounces Kyra's like mine." Oct. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Same here! After Olivia Newton-John in Xanadu. But I always liked the contridictions in the name, since I'm a 'perky goth'! Light against the dark! Whoot! But I usually got Kiera as a pronunciation. I got used to it and got used to saying the correct way after my name was said. Oh, well! :-D" Sep. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, My name is Kyra pronounced like Tyra and/or Myra. Unfortunately, most people pronounce my name like Kira,I must admit I find the name Kira a poor alternative to Kyra." Aug. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kira! I'm biased, but still... awesome name!!! But question, does anyone here pronounce it K-EYE-RA?? because i'm having issues figuring out why everyone mispronounces it that way.... K-EAR-A all the way!" Jun. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "really my name is lakira that just the nick name of mine i like my unique name i just want to see what it means lakira" Jun. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ha, so someone else was named after the Dark Crystal! My mom let my older sister name me, and she loved that movie, so..." Jun. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "OMG I think its so cool that there is a girl on here who was saying everything I was going to say about the fashion designer and the clothing line and whats weird is her middle name is O'Neill my middle name is Noell BUT when I was little I would say O'Neill instead of Noell. I was named after Olivia Newton John's character in Xanadu haha my name def gets pronounced wrong but I love it because no one I know has my name I have met Kyras and Karas and Karis but never a Kira besides myself my grandma would always spell it Keira because it sounds that way but I love my name and I would never change it. I got my name in 1989 haha if you wanted to know. And I love that in Japanese it means glittering I absolutly wouldn't change my name for any amount of money in the world I have been the only one for years haha I always know when someone is talking about me which is awesome. I LOVE MY NAME!" May. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name. But unlike everybody else here who seemed to got named after the movie (I had to go to Wikipedia to see what it even was)I got named after the girl in the Ayn Rand book We The Living. I've only met one other Kira, and I don't think it's spelled the same eitheir xD. I like my name, and I love how the definitions contradict each other. Because in Persian it means light and in Gaelic it means dark lady." Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i lovvvvvvvveeeeeeit thats my name to hah not that many people have it and ya i loe corrrecting people who cant say it i am the on kiRa in my school to." Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira(: I don't have anything against it, except it's short, but I still like it. I pronounce it KEER-ah. Almost everyone pronounces it like KY-rah, which can be annoying, but I get used to it. I've been called Kara a bunch of times and people sometimes spell it like Kiera (thank you, Kiera Knightley. loljk). But I think it's kinda cool that Kira Plastinina is the name of a famous fashion designer and also Kirra is a name of a clothing line, and so is O'neill, which is my middle name. :D I've only met one Kira in person and I'm the only one in my school. I don't know why I was named Kira. I think my dad wanted to name me Akira, but my mom liked Ciara (pronouced KEER-ah, like mine is now), so they went with Kira. Or something like that... Haha xD" Mar. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I are Planning to name our daughter Kira, The name is asociated with light in many diffent languages, but pronounced differently. I love the Japanese pronounciation and meaning the best (glitter, gleam, twinkle, sparkle or shine), In Kanji it could also mean delight and Fun!" Feb. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira and I absolutely love it. People always mispronounce it...I pronounce it (KEE-RAH or KEY-RAH). Hey its only four letters but, it just drips with cuteness :)" Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have read a book called Kira-kira, and it means glittering. I read that book, and I laughed and cried for hours. My best friend and I now love that book so much! Believe me, I've read many books. Someone told me it was pronounced KYE-RAH, and I refused to accept that. Even if it was pronounced KYE-RAH I said KEE-RAH. I LOVE the name Kira. Compliments to all of the girls named Kira!!!" Dec. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Japanese can not pronouce "L", ergo, in the anime "Death Note" they made up "Kira" coined from the American word, "Killer". It does not otherwise mean "to kill" or any death related things. :D Yay~ LoL" Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira. I was named after The Dark Crystal. I was also born in Japan, but my mother mostly went after the movie. I was a military brat and never met another "Kira". My pronunciation is "KEER-AH"" Dec. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Me to to the girl who tells people my name is Shakira but with out the Sha LOL ;D" Dec. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira!! I also tell people that it is Shakira without the Sha, but some people just like to call me Shakira because they think it sounds cool." Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother named me Kira after Olivia Newton-Johns character from 'Xanadu' movie in 1983. I was told that even my dad thought to pronounce it 'KYE-RAH' when I was first born. I was the only Kira in all my schools until college. People always thought it was short for Akira, LaKira, everything besides Kira! I've had so many people mispronounce it, from Kara, Karen even Carol!!! LOL! I absolutely love my name!!!" Sep. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kira luffs this name. She thinks it's special and unique. And for that she deserves a sticker. She finds it amusing when people can't pronounce it. She thinks they look stupid. hehe" Aug. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira. I was given the name back in 1986. My dad picked it out!! In greek Kira means Lady... I get my name mispronounced all the time!! but it is ok i just correct them. I like being different and unique. when i was in elementary school there was me, a kara, and another keara. I love my name!!" Jun. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira. I was given the name back in 1986. My dad picked it out!! In greek Kira means Lady... I get my name mispronounced all the time!! but it is ok i just correct them. I like being different and unique. when i was in elementary school there was me, a kara, and another keara. I love my name!!" Jun. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Kira is actually Persian and it means "sun" and in Latin, it means "light". I love the name, well I should, it's my name!" Jun. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira, and so far, I've only met one other Kira in my lifetime. People always have trouble pronouncing it, they make a long "I" sound... Oh well, what can you do right?" Jun. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira :) I love my name because it's unique and I don't know very many people with my name. Yeah, people mispronounce my name sometimes, over-emphesizing the "i" so it's like, "kye-ruh". It's really not that hard to say! I'm pretty sure it means something along the lines of glittering/sparkling/beautiful. I'm not really sure. :D It's great!" May. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name, well because it is my name. :3 i'm the only Kira in my school, and i do stand out with my name. no one has yet to mispronounce it. but when someone does i can't wait to correct them :D" May. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kira is a lovely name. I have 8 weeks until our baby girl is born and we have chosen Kirally/Kiralee/Kirraly as her name (pron. Keeralee) - still deciding on spelling. I think it is really special and although its getting popular it is still not mainstream. Our boys are called Connor and Blayke so we think it goes well." Apr. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "kira means "sparkle" or "shine" in japanese. not kill. it's a beautiful name...it's my name!" Jan. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the problem of no one ever remembering what my name is. I often make the joke of saying its like "Shakira" but without the "Sha." They usually remember after that." Jan. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira too!! It is also pronounced Kee ruh or kee rah or whatever. I have the same problem as the Kira before me, people say it wrong and I have never met a Kira before either. I know Keira's and Cara's and Kara's but no Kira. Also there was a Kyra on a phone commercial" Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira. I've never met anyone else named Kira, although I've met many people whose names are derived from Kira, such as Kieras, Ciaras, etc. People often times pronounce it wrong or have trouble spelling it. It's pronounced "KEER-AH," but most people pronounce it as "KYE-RAH."" Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I pronounce this name Kear ah. like the word ear with a k before it and an a after. 2 syllables." Nov. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names kira and it irritates me when people pronounce it wrong i'm like omg it's four letters no that hard!" Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira too and lots of people get my name wrong. One teacher spelled my name Keyraa and others called me Kiri so now I resent that name (Kiri). Mum's Comment: I named my daughter Kira because I loved the sound of it. It's actually a Celtic (Irish) name and orignally would have been spelled Keira (male form is Keiran) and means "from or of the sun"." Oct. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i LOVEEEEEEE my name; Kira.. i love how it is so different and it makes me pretty unique..its pretty cool only having some people the same name as yours.." Oct. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! So what if people pronounce it wrong, it is unique and matches who i am." Oct. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira, and I LOVE my name! I live in Minnesota and I have only met 1 other girl with the same spelling (as well as how its pronounced-Keee-ra). I think its a beautiful name, its true that many people say it wrong, but I think its because they don't care enough to get it right! To ME.... its better than the common names... Sarah... Lisa... Amy... Kira has an exotic sound to it and I LOVE it!" Sep. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kira. I love her name. She looks like a Kira sooo much! Yes, i named her because i LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Keira Knightly!! But I wanted to spell it differently!" Jul. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "YES my name is kira, i dont really like that much. alot of people say it wrong and it makes me mad. like my neibor calls kara,and when people call my name up they say kiara. its so annoying." Jul. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yeah my name is kira. i think the name is unique. but i think the name is also kind of boring. i mean i like the name but i kind of wanted another name. i want to be a fashion designer. so i guess when i famous i can have a unique name. it gets missaid alot and it gets annoying. alot:)" Jul. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "You know,I'm a chinese student.I try to change my English name "Cherry" into another one.Then I happen to open this page.I find the cute name "Kira",I really love it!!!" Jul. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS ACTUALLY KIRA..AND IM THE ONLY PERSON I REALLY KNOW WITH IT..I'VE MET PEOPLE NAMES KIRA..BUT NOT SPELLED THE WAY I SPELL MY NAME{KIRA}" Jun. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kira but is spelt kirra. i love my name because it is different and cute!" Jun. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I don't anyone with the name Kira, well a REAL person. But in the anime show Death Note the main characters name is Light and his..errm other identity is Kira (the show claims Kira means Killer) but in reality it means Light. Funny how they haven't caught him yet since both his names are the same." May. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My doughter name is Kira. We live in Finland and almoust eveone say it Kiira, like swedish do..." Feb. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is the name of my first grandaughter. She was named from the movie Zanado" Jan. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter 'Kirra' after the surf break in Australia. She loves it (she's 3 1/2) and people comment on what a pretty name it is!!" Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband & I are thinking about using this name. We pronouce it (Keer-ah)" May. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "I dont like it PERIOD!!! My ex-friend Kira. She is mean but for anyone else ok" May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our daughter Kira after the movie Zanado came out in the 70's" Sep. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well,my name is Kyra but it`s pranounced Kira.I hate it when people pranounce it wrong!" Jun. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      38 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Kira too and i love it very much i think it's the best name ever and my parents named me that because of a movie my mom really liked the movie and her favorite actress was named Kira so she named me that ☺" Dec. 11, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Kira, it has sooooo many meanings. It suits me really well. i thank my mum for naming me that. In gaelic it means a dark beuty, i am dark haired and consider myself to be beautiful." Aug. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is "slim shady", and i'm about to stand up." Apr. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira! Honestly, I don't like my name. People always spell it wrong. It's not Kiera or Kyra. And it's pronounced "KEYruh" Not "K~eye~ruh". my name is not very popular and I wish I could change it but I guess it fits my personality and it's unique. But it's not common, that's why I don't really like it." Apr. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kirra with the double "r". i like it a lot this way" Jul. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "wELL i am a transgender female and I've taken on the name of Kira pronounced like Sierra and I absolutely love it. Its origional and I HAVE NEVER met anyone with that name. I looked up the meaning of my choosen name and its Russian with the meaning of Mistress which is really unique to me" Feb. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm one of the older Kiras in the world - 50 years old now. 99% of the time I am called K-ear-a, which is WRONG! It has a long i (and rhymes with Ira). I get so tired of correcting people - if the K weren't there, they'd get it right!" Apr. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Kira(Keh-rah) but friends keep calling me (Keer-rah) but its ok. I love my name and I wouldnt change it for anybody or anything. :D" Apr. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name kira and iam 14. I never liked by name that much because it sounds so annoying. Its pronounced (kee-ra) and ive met only one other person with the same named apelledthe same to." Jan. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is kira lacey my mum chose and i love it" Jan. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kira too! im 13 and pretty much evry single person that i meet pronounces my name wrong. im like "no! thats not how u say it!" its pronounced with the 'i' sound and evry1 says it wrong. i dont relly no any1 else that has the name 'kira'. i like my name. its relly unique and the meanings of my name r compliments to me! :)" Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, my names Kira to! My father named me after the leader on StarTrek Deep Space 9. I've aways found my name to be odd. I never thought it was important or popular. Seeing so many people with my name is refreshing because it means that my name belongs somewhere." Apr. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kiera (pronounced keera) and I hated it growing up, then when I got in high school I met and got friends with a girl with the same name and spelling- which was wired because my mam actually changed the spelling when I was born as she didn't like it spelt keira. my dad got the name from star trek. just thought I'd let you know." Apr. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little sisters name is Kira (KEER-ah) too!!ıııııı it is an OK name i suppose. But our mom didnt get the name from a movie she said that she got it from a baby book of names like most people do!! LOLZ!!" Mar. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also Kira, i come from holland and most people write it like this: Kyra but than i say: NO!!! it is with an I!! so annoying! my dad got the name from a friend of his from the army his daughter has the name Kira too but idk if it is with I or Y i just looked it up it means: sun. xxxxx" Jan. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kira and im 13 years old....its hard to get used to the name at 13 but you learn to grow into your name cause its the only one you have!" Jan. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kira (she is now 16) because of the movie Xanadu - she was the muse of music. I chose it long before she was born. My family has a tradition of K names for the girls. Well, she has ended up being a dancer, so it was appropriate. Also, mine is Kari so we have fun confusing people with the letter switch. We both enjoy our "unique" names. We have found that when we get something with our names on it is extra special because someone had to make an effort." Dec. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira and I was named by my mother because of a Russian book she was reading and the main girl in the book was named Kira. My grandfather was Russian and I think she thought it was pretty and short. I never knew anyone with my name and then came the movie Xanadu and Dark Crystal and I was so surprised to hear it. I always hated my name when I was little because no one had it and no one could say it. I think Kira is pronounced K EAR RA not K EYE RA. That is my biggest pet peeve when someone calls my Kyra. It seems to be getting more popular with the younger crowd because of Star Trek and the Sixth Sense but when I hear my name my head just turns because I assume they must be talking to me. I like it much more now since I am an adult and it isn't very common. I have met a couple of Kyra's and they seem to be just as annoyed when they are called Kira." Oct. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "its weard i mean it means a killer in japanese and i am not sure if i would name my child like it xD" May. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira, when I was younger I hated it! but now i LOVE IT! I agree with liking how the definitions contradict eachother, it makes it seem like you can never predict the personality. I was named from a book too. I also agree with the mispronouncing and sometimes misspelling. I've only met one other Kira spelled the same way as mine but others with different spellings." May. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It just reminds me of Death note, it's a cool movie. What a shame that Kira means 'killer' there..." Feb. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "haha! omg i seen the comment by a girl sayin she was named after the dark crystal!! me too! lol and my name is kira. wow thats so weird! i never personally met another kira either.." Jan. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mum was going to name me Alicia, then, 2 hours before her cesarian, she watched The Dark Crystal and discided to name me Kira instead. Then in school we watched The Dark Crystal and everyone called me 'Gelfling' for the rest of the year. Heh. But year, everyone screws up the spelling/pronunciation, and I work with kids, so it gets really skewed most times." Nov. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i luv my name cause it was my grans name nd i luv er 2 bits" Oct. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kira in Japanese for killer just so ya know... no offense^_^" Jun. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "im planning on nameming my daugther kira it sounds cool or a different japanies name like sakura or midori.. im an anime freak." May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Kira. People always get it wrong also, and I use the "Shakira" example as someone had mentioned before. It does not really bother me much when people say it wrong nor does it mean anything else to me but "sun". I grew up believing that and I still believe that. I certainly believe it does not mean "to kill"." Feb. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I chose the name for my daughter, Kira, because it meant "sun". She never ran into anyone with the same name until she was a senior in high school; then there were 4! Now, she's a senior in college and hasn't met any." Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira and I love it! The only bad thing is that people are constantly pronouncing it wrong, and I don't understand why...ONLY FOUR LETTER!!" Dec. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Kira (pronounced Keee-ra) because I had a friend in grade school with the same name who I have admired very much for just being a great friend to all. My husband loves the name because it's a cool sounding name and unique. A teacher I met said that every Kira she has had in her classroom have been the perfect student. It's a good name and great that it's not too commonly used!" Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "obviously sense i am posting this comment my name is kira. i dont like it that much because i have only met 2 people in my life )out of the family) that have pronounced it right. i have looke dup the meaning somewhere, and i have found out that one of its meanings are dark, which i dont like either." Sep. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira, and my father is maori. In his language it means 'jagged edge' or 'quill of a feather'. And named me Kira because of the history of the name in our family. I'm 21 now[2007] turning 22 and I've always loved the name and felt it suited me. I often get call Kirra, or Kiera, because of the Australian beach 'Kirra' and Kiera Knightley. The correct way to pronounce it[in maori] is to roll the "r" with your tongue, making it sound more like Kidda, than Kirrrra." May. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's "Kira" and people often call me "Kyra" or spell it totally weird. My dad fell in love with the name when he saw the movie Xanadu! Everyone says that it fits my personality because I'm always lighthearted and smiling! I didn't know anyone else with the name until the 9th grade! I was really excited about it! I'm glad to see that the name is gaining in popularity!" May. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kira, through childhood the name gave me nothing but grief, now as an adult it is complimented quite frequently. The name is ok, but if you are an American in the U.S. please be careful in the name your choose for your child, a name can cause a child a lot of problems." Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kira, and the meaning of that name suits my personality because i do bring the sun in other people's lives" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Kira. I had a good friend in Italy whose daughter was named Kira. I asked her if she would mind if I named my baby Kira if I had a girl. She didn't and I did. The only mispronunciation that I've heard has been "K EYE RAH" versus "K EE RAH." I like the way we pronounce it better but "K EYE RAH" is pretty too." Aug. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Kira and i'm 17.. researching to find meanings.. i like having a different name because everyone always comments and it's better than having a name like everyone elses" May. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a lovely name but in Ireland we spell it Ciara" Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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