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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Kyra
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Kyra in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Kyra:
Records indicate that 29,639 girls in the United States have been named Kyra since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2005, when 1,905 people in the U.S. were given the name Kyra. Those people are now 15 years old.
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Comments about the name Kyra
Based on the comments submitted below
98 Positive Comments
"My name is pronounced "Keera" like Lyric or Kyrie - I am Greek so my parents chose a Greek name, they did not just throw in the y to make it more "interesting." I love my name and think it's super classy and cute, but I absolutely hate the pronunciation "Kye-ra" and think it sounds very trashy. It's also ignorant of the origin of the name!" Apr. 11, 2020:
"Kyra isy daughters name she is almost 15 and pronounced K eye ra. She gets her name pronounced right 99% of the time." May. 6, 2019:
"Everybody sees the comments that Kyra is a greek name and pronounced properly as Keer-ah but still make these ridiculous comments about how they hate it when people pronounce their name wrong as Keer-ah instead of k eye rah. I love it when people take the name of a culture that does not belong to them, pronounce it incorrectly and then have the nerve to tell the people that are pronouncing it properly as driving them crazy cause the people are pronouncing it wrong. Seriously! ITS A GREEK NAME AND IS ALWAYS PRONOUNCED KEER AH." Jun. 23, 2016:
"I like my name Kyra as in Eye, But I just HATE it when people pronounce it wrong (i'm eleven)
this has been written on 12/21/2014" Dec. 21, 2014:
"I love my name! It rhymes with "Tyra" but most people call me "Kira" and that drives me insane! Also Im 13 years old." Dec. 15, 2014:
"I'm dating a girl named Kyra and she's beautiful. Oh and it's Kyra as in her EYEs,
Not kEARa an in her ears. Say it wrong and she gets mad." Oct. 23, 2013:
"Kira 55 year old pronounced with a long I, rhymes with the man's name Ira, womans name Myra. Keerah, or Keira, I just don't understand why Kira or Kyra should be rhyming with Ear-a.
I was named after my Aunt's child Patricia Kira.
Never heard it pronounce the other way UNTIL Kyra Sedgewick. Anyone out there born befor 1940 pronouncing it Keera??" Dec. 28, 2012:
"My daughters name is Kyra pronounced K eye ra, she's 8 and everyone has always pronounced it right. Its a beautiful name" Nov. 21, 2012:
"My name is Kyra , and it's pronounced K-ee-rah. I like my name, but i really hate how everyone mispronounces it." May. 20, 2012:
"People frequently pronounce my daughter's name with a long I sound rather than the long E, which is true to its origins (see Wikipedia). I think the long I reflects the Midwestern or Southern influence, or perhaps a nasal Jersey accent. At least she will never have her name mispronounced when travelling in Europe!" Mar. 25, 2012:
"My name is Kyra. NOT KIRA. My name is pronounced K-eye-rah and when someone calls me Kira I get very angry and upset." Feb. 26, 2012:
"My birth name us kyra jane... My parents call me as kyra like tyra but my friends call me keera... I never care which is which as long as I am comfortable with it.." Feb. 12, 2012:
"My name is Kyra and I have had it for over 55 years; however, Kyra Sedgewick gets all the $$. My family pronounces it as it does come from the Greek dialect. All my life, whenever anyone sees the spelling the automatically say KY-rah which really upset me when I was much younger. Now...there are so many more with "my" name...who pronounce it diffrently I just tell everyone to call me "K"" Dec. 20, 2011:
"My name is Kyra and pronounced K-eye-rah. Not Kira. And i love my name and everyway possible i will never change it. <3" Jul. 31, 2011:
"my name is kyra and it is and awesome name!! but no matter what you do do not pronounce it kira!!!" Apr. 20, 2011:
"My name is Kyra (Keera) and that is the way to pronounce it because that IS the greek pronuciation! If you want it to be K-eye-ra then you need to spell it differently!! No offense to anyone who pronounces wrong but thats the truth! And honestly K-eye-ra!! really i personlly think thats not a very pretty name it sounds to choppy but i guess everybody has different opinions! I wish that people would pronounce my name right!!" Apr. 6, 2011:
"Kyra is a Greek name. The "y" sounds like a long e. It is NOT wrong to spell it like that and pronounce it like Keera." Mar. 22, 2011:
"My name is kyra prounced ky-rah. I hate when people prounce it as kee-ra!" Jan. 9, 2011:
"This is my daughters middle name. We pronounce it how it's spelt K-eye-ra just like other words with y as second letter - my tyre lyre bird. Love the name and it suits our girl Jaylina Kyra." Dec. 27, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Kyra, pronounced Keera, she can't stand it when someone pronounces it like K-eye-ra. I was not aware that there were so many Kyra's around and how many different ways to pronouce it." Dec. 11, 2010:
"Thumbs up if your name is pronounced k-eye-ra.I love my name. I hope every body else does to." Dec. 10, 2010:
"Thumbs up if pronounced like "Keer-a." Thumbs down if pronounced like it rhymes with Tyra. Can't imagine why anyone would want the less pretty pronunciation." Dec. 7, 2010:
"I pronounce my name as Kee-ra. I hope people will finnaly call me Kyra as in Kee-Ra because it is really annoying when I'm called Kyra like Tyra." Nov. 23, 2010:
"Wow....my little girl was born Feb. 11th 2010. I named her kyra like tyra. But as i read this i think when she gets older i will let her choose how she wants it pronounced. Of course she will always be K-eye-ra to me!" Nov. 4, 2010:
"my name is kyra (pronounced k-ear-a)I hate when people pronounce it K-eye-ra...its funny how when you named k-eye-ra people call you k-ear-a and when you name is k-ear-a people say it like k-eye-ra" Oct. 30, 2010:
"My daughter born on 11/11/2009 is named Khyra (ky-rah) and I love it and she is very unique like her name." Oct. 29, 2010:
"I am pregnant and am looking into names that match my older daughters name Amber. We love the name Kyra but we would pronounce it K-eye-ra rather then Kee-ra. But rather reading this I am in two frames of mind. I always have people telling me I spell my name incorrectly as its Rachael with 2 A's!! I don't think I want that for another person. We were looking at Kyra Jade. Lovely name!!" Sep. 29, 2010:
"Kyra can be pronounced keer-ah because it's the greek pronounciation. I love the name Kyra and i would never spell it another way." Sep. 24, 2010:
"I am having my little girl tomorrow morning. I am naming her Kyra (Keer-ah) and I know people will pronounce it wrong but I wanted something unique. I see now how popular it is but I still love it! She will be Kyra Lily and I think that is beautiful!" Jul. 20, 2010:
"It's not just Kyra Sedgwick. There is also Kyra Phillips from CNN. Both are pronounced like Keer-uh. I love that pronounciation. It is so pretty." Jul. 4, 2010:
"I am 37 years old and my name is Kyra (K-eye-ra). Until that actress married to Kevin Bacon ruined it I never had to defend the pronunciation. This site made me so HAPPY to know I am not the only one out there....." Jul. 2, 2010:
"my name is kyra (k eye ra) I like my name the way it is becaus it is differnt from a lot of people. Also I hate it that they call me keei ra it bugs me so much that they call me that. I think it is cool to have a meany meaning name." Jun. 27, 2010:
prounounces like kee-ra
i hate it whe people pronounce it the other way grr! its SO annoying!!" Jun. 5, 2010:
"I am Kyra.i love my name pronounced in Kee-ruh.it sounds more lady and pretty." Jun. 2, 2010:
"I have a daughter name Kyra pronounced like Tyra and I understand what yall mean when people pronounce the name like Kee-rha. I hate that. You know why that is right? Because the famous actress name Kyra Sedwick. She pronounces her name like Keira. But all the same I loved that name because of it's menaing which is respected lady and that's my daughter." May. 26, 2010:
"I pronounce this name "Ky-rah" with a long I sound for Y, which is grammatically appropriate. I mean people don't pronounce Myra or Tyra as Meerah or Teerah respective. I often have people read my name and pronounce it Wrong, and now I see why. Too many websites are putting out the wrong pronunciation of my name." May. 23, 2010:
"The name Kyra (pronounced like Tyra) has become a popular African American name. The Greek pronounciation (Keera)is popular in other cultures." May. 23, 2010:
"My name is Kyra (pronounced like Tyra but with a K). In school most teachers would mis pronounce my name on the first day as Kee-rah. I hated that. People still do that too. It seems like all of us Kyra's get our names mis pronounced!" May. 4, 2010:
"Kyra is a Greek name in origin. Going by it's Greek roots, the name is pronounced with the long "e" sound. People can pronounce it like Tyra if they want to, but they shouldn't say that is the only way to pronounce it. Some people (like me) want to stay true to the history of the name, even if people may not say it correctly all the time." Feb. 14, 2010:
"My name is Kyra (Kee-ra) and I adore it. So many people pronounce it wrong though. I get Kie-ra a lot. Once I even got Kiara...I don't know how that one happened. =/" Feb. 4, 2010:
"My 5 yr olds name is Kyra like Tyra and she has not had a lot f trouble with people pronouncing it corrctly but we do get it sometimes(Alabama)" Feb. 3, 2010:
"id prenounce this name as ky-ra as in tyra it doesn't even sound like kee-ra ky like kyle, kylie, lyra, myra so why should kyra be keira" Jan. 31, 2010:
"i love my name. but people always call me 'k-eye-rah'. its not my name. buutt when people actually calll me by my real name (k-eee-raah) i lovee itt(:" Jan. 9, 2010:
"Hi im Kyra and im like 14 and i also wanted to know what my name means. A lot of people mis-pronounce my name when they first meet me. (they pronouce it like Tyra but with a k in front) It has gotten annoying. I live in a small town and I am one of 4 Kyra's. (I think) 1/2 of us spell our name like i do. The other 1/2 spells it Kira. Also, I thought my name used to be unique. But now I meet Kyra's everywhere." Nov. 27, 2009:
"I pronounce my name with the 'Kee' sound, and I absolutely hate it when people say it like Tyra. The name is definitely Greek, and I'm positive that it was originally intended to be pronounced like 'Kira'." Nov. 25, 2009:
"I really want to use the name Kyra (like Tyra) for my baby girl due next month. I like both pronunciations, but prefer Kye ruh because it is less common." Nov. 16, 2009:
"My name is Kyra, pronounced K-ee-rah. Unfortunatley, it seems every Kyra gets their name pronounced wrong, no matter how which way they pronounce it. Sometimes it take 3 or 4 reminders until someone will finally get my name right...
Does anyone else feel a little bit defensive over their name when they see the large increase in Kyras over the years, or is that just me?
Yah, it's probably just me." Nov. 15, 2009:
"My name is kyra and i spell it like tyra too and i have ton of people pronounce my name the other way too,but i just let them because if i tell them they will probably forget anyway" Nov. 14, 2009:
"Once again, the name Kyra no matter which pronunciation is being used has become so common; I am definitely disappointed in the influx of people using the name.
Kyra" Oct. 4, 2009:
"My Daughters name is Kyra like Tyra also,however, I do get people calling her Kee-rah all the time in ( Toronto, Canada) but I love her name it is so pretty for a pretty girl." Oct. 1, 2009:
"My daughters name is Kyra pronounced like Tyra. My mom gave me the idea so when I heard it, it reminded me of a pretty little girl so of course I had to go with it! We have a mix of different incidents on pronunciation keira is usually the way we hear it." Sep. 15, 2009:
"I'm a little disappointed, my name "Kyra" has become so common. Wow, can we please go back to naming our children "Jessica" and/or "Tiffany"?
Kyra" Aug. 14, 2009:
"This is my daughters name too. We say it like Tyra!!" Aug. 4, 2009:
"My Daughters name is Kyra. Pronounced like Tyra. Then name actually came to me in a dream. To me thats how it should be prounced and the other one should be spelled Keira." Jul. 30, 2009:
"I named my daughter Kyra. It is such an unusual name in where I lived, but lots of people compliment the name cos they think it is unusual and pretty. I wanted it pronounced like Tyra or Myra (with y as in sky), not kira.
But it seems that most people spelled it as kira. I always try to correct them. But either way kira or kyra are beautiful names :)" Jul. 12, 2009:
"Kirah or Kyrah are alternative ways of spelling Kyra pronounced Tyra/Kira." Jul. 1, 2009:
"My name's Kyra- KEE-ra- and I love it, but I can't stand when people say 'Kyra' (like Tyra)... mostly because that isn't my name." Jun. 7, 2009:
"i named my daughter Kyra like Kee-rah in 2004 - she likes her name and just started school. Seems more people default to the Tyra version around here (Toronto Canada). Either way is fine, but i know how i intended it to be pronounced. :)" May. 27, 2009:
I believe we should form an online club, the "KYRA" club. All pronunciations are welcome...
Kyra" May. 21, 2009:
"I chose the name Kyra (like Tyra) for myself a long time ago, thinking it was my own invention. Then I discovered that it was an actual name, but pronounced KEER-uh. I was very disappointed. I'm so glad now that I know it can actually be pronounced the way I want it to be, and though many people pronounce it wrong and I didn't actually invent it, I love my name." May. 12, 2009:
"my name is kyra as in kira and my name means lady and i am only 8" May. 12, 2009:
"umm.. my name is kyra!:D im only like 13 thoughh.. i just wanted to knoow what it meanns :] soo.. if anyonee knoows?" May. 10, 2009:
"um my nickname is kyra my first name is actually Te'Kyra actually meaning the Godess coming from the egyptian root lady Te meaning excellence and power" Apr. 17, 2009:
"This is my daughter's name. We pronounce it Keera. I too become irritated when people ask me why I spelled it that way if I want it said with a long e sound. People really need to understand the origin of the name." Apr. 9, 2009:
"My name is also Kyra born 1966; apparently I am one of the first born in the U.S. named Kyra. I was also told my name originated in Cairo, Egypt. BTW, I pronounce my name like Tyra and/or Myra; looks like I am still one of the few who pronounces it this way..." Apr. 5, 2009:
"My name is Kyra(as in Ki-ra) I LOVE my name!!!
Subs and other poeple usually mispronounce it. I don't mind though. I think Kyra is a beautiful name pronunced both ways and even Kara. Anyway, thanks for listening!
Kyra in CHICAGO!!!" Mar. 12, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Kyra. She was originally named for Major Kira Narice from Star Trek (DS 9). My husband is a trekkie...anyway our daughter's name is pronounced Kee-rah." Mar. 6, 2009:
"My name is Kyra pronounced like Tyra only with a K or Ky-ruh...haha :] i love my name...its unique especially the way you pronounce it unlike "kee-rah" which sounds funny to me, no offense to those of you who pronounce it that way. I hate when people call me Kee-rah it just sounds all wrong and funny. I'm just glad that my parents, along with the help of our family and God, have chosen my name to be Kyra! :]" Feb. 15, 2009:
"My name is Kyra....like Tyra....I have had my name mis pronounced so many times it doesnt bother me....especially since my last name is also a first name....I like the way I pronounce it rather than (Kee-rah).....spell it with an "I."" Nov. 30, 2008:
"My name is pronounced Kyra like Tyra Banks also. I was born in 2000. People always call me Keera. I don't like this when they call me this. I like my name and also get many compliments on it. I like it because it is unique and not very many people are name Kyra." Nov. 18, 2008:
"My daughter, Kyra, is a perfect fit for such a beautiful name. We are in NZ, and pronounce it Ky-rah. We wanted a name that meant 'light' because she will bring light to so many people's lives. We also love it because it is slightly different, and will serve her well as a child and an adult." Oct. 12, 2008:
"My name is kyra i was borne 1990 i have yet to meet another kyra. I pronounce it like tyra or myra ... People often mispronounce it... GurRRrrR!!! Annoying. But when corrected ive got nothing but compliments on my BeaUtiFul name. I love it" Sep. 19, 2008:
"We named our baby Kyra with the pronunciation the correct Greek way (Kee rah), but people always want to pronounce the "y" like the y in Tyra and are surprised when we correct their pronunciation. Nevermind, the meaning of Kyra is much more beautiful than the meaning of Keira even if people need to be told how to pronounce it correctly." Sep. 3, 2008:
"I named my 6 months baby girl Kyra (pronounced like Tyra) and have only had positive comments. My sister (who has another neice named Kirra) and our doctor are the only 2 to ever pronounce it incorrectly! What a gorgeous name!" Aug. 16, 2008:
"I'm called Kyra (Kee-rah). It is a greek name and that is how it is pronounced. I can understand why people get it wrong, but it makes me cringe when people call me Ky-rah (as in Tyra), especially when I've asked them to call me Kee-rah. Others may like it differently, but that is the way I like it and should be called." Aug. 6, 2008:
"My name is "Kyrra" spelled with 2 "r"s but pronounced just like Kyra Sedgwick and yet just like every other comment left up there people CANNOT seem to get it right! I don't understand it- there are so many famous people with the name now that they should be able to get it! Otherwise I love my name- my parents named me an original name especially for the time (I was born in 1987) and I love being named after a Jim Henson character (The Dark Crystal)" Jul. 10, 2008:
"There seems to be some kind of confusion about the pronounciation here. To set the record straight: Kyra is pronounced Kee-ra, just like Shakira.
Its a greek name and that is the correct way to say it. I know this because I myself am greek. In greece the y like in Tyra (Banks) doesnt even exist.
Its a short y (like the word 'kill'). NOT a long one (like the word 'fly').
Pronouncing it like Tyra Banks name just shows a lot of stupidity and ignorance for the origin of the name and the beautiful languange it came from." Jul. 7, 2008:
"i love this name but i like it pronounced
K-I-RA with an I sound like Tyra instead of K-ee-ra." Jul. 1, 2008:
"my name is kyra you know like kiraw iam the only person who has that name in my school" Jun. 19, 2008:
"My name is Kyra and I love that i am the only girl with that name in my high school. But ever since that first day of kindergarden to getting a new job and the boss reading my name tag; everyone pronounces it Kyrah instead of Keerah. I try to stay patient... and tell them ya know kyra like ShaKira haha. Thinking about changing the spelling to Kiera" May. 23, 2008:
"My seven year old daughter is named Kyra (like Kyra Sedgwick). It is a Greek name and therefore should be pronounced like that (KEERA)." May. 12, 2008:
"My name is Kyra I Love my name but hate when people pronounce it (keeh-ra) its Kyra (kyrah)
Every one says oh what a beautiful name."