Ciara

Ciara - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ciara, meaning little dark one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1975 on position #2202. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ciara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ciara? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ciara. The baby girl name Ciara was given to 400 baby girls in 2012, ranking #637 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,533 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ciara peaked in popularity 14 years ago in 2005 on position 149.



Famous with this name

Ciara Renée
Ciara Bravo
Ciara Hughes


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Ciara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ciara is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #332 - and is the least popular in California at position #938.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ciara is where you live.


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Ciara origin and meaning

Ciara is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means little dark one. To see famous people named Ciara, pop culture references for the name Ciara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ciara

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ciara, sorted by popularity.

Carrie / Cora / Cara / Cheri / Cherie / Cierra / Cari / Ciera / Carey / Cori /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012637
2011532
2010438
2009362
2008324
2007256
2006212
2005149
2004322
2003389
2002333
2001315
2000282
1999257
1998252
1997210
1996202
1995188
1994206
1993204
1992209
1991266
1990296
1989292
1988353
1987311
1986327
1985400
1984694
1983864
19821004
19811110
19801504
19791588
19782025
19772720
19762862
19752202

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey332
Massachusetts358
West Virginia365
New York380
Florida401
Pennsylvania442
Oklahoma470
Virginia494
Michigan544
Minnesota546
Washington547
Alabama555
Arizona573
Wisconsin580
Illinois631
Ohio645
North Carolina673
Tennessee676
Georgia773
Maryland781
South Carolina800
Colorado800
Texas839
California938

Even more about Ciara


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ciara a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ciara?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2005
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ciara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,533
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1975
2012 births +400

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