Kira

Kira - A very unique female name



  May 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kira, meaning throne, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1956 on position #2256. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kira and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kira? 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 Kira. The baby girl name Kira was given to 859 baby girls in 2012, ranking #356 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,645 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kira peaked in popularity 14 years ago in 2005 on position 241.



Famous with this name

Kira Verrastro
Kira Reed Lorsch
Kira Buckland


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Kira is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kira is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #54 - and is the least popular in Maryland at position #607.

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 Kira is where you live.


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Kira origin and meaning

Kira is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means throne. To see famous people named Kira, pop culture references for the name Kira and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kira

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

Kara / Kari / Kerry / Kiara / Kerri / Kyra / Keri / Keira / Kiera / Kierra /

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
2012356
2011329
2010308
2009295
2008250
2007265
2006248
2005241
2004276
2003283
2002274
2001284
2000297
1999282
1998273
1997323
1996373
1995384
1994379
1993391
1992431
1991467
1990540
1989519
1988421
1987424
1986455
1985385
1984307
1983397
1982270
1981513
1980796
1979972
19781141
1977955
1976945
1975629
1974750
19731046
19721193
19711055
19701042
19691013
19681116
19671168
19661116
19651313
19641504
19631683
19621741
19612459
19562256

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii54
North Dakota137
Alaska179
Oregon203
Maine219
Iowa228
Minnesota234
District of Columbia239
Colorado243
West Virginia275
Pennsylvania283
Massachusetts286
Wisconsin290
Utah300
Arkansas306
Idaho310
Virginia311
California312
Alabama313
Oklahoma317
Washington320
Nevada344
Ohio354
Indiana367
Tennessee369
Arizona375
New York387
Mississippi390
Michigan394
New Mexico402
Nebraska408
New Jersey417
Kentucky426
Florida435
Louisiana457
Georgia477
Missouri488
North Carolina489
Illinois491
Connecticut505
Texas513
Kansas597
Maryland607

Even more about Kira


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 Kira 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 Kira?

2 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 Kira
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,645
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1956
2012 births +859

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