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Kira is also derived from the Welsh and Celtic names, Caera, Ceara, Coera, Ceargh and many other Celtic names. It revolves around the meaning of "sun". Kira in Welsh can also mean "lady of dark beauty".
-- mcduchess  7/5/2005
The previous post is completely erroneous. Contrary to popular belief, Kira is completely unrelated to the Irish (not Welsh) Ciara/Kiera (KEER-ah). This site's origin for it is correct.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2005
Kira has many forms, though there are some very similar names that are not related, even though they seem to be.

Kira means "Lighthearted" - Russian
Keira means "Dark Skin" - Irish/Keltic
Takira means "Sunny" - taken from the Persian word for sun.

There are many variants to this name, and I like most of them.
-- Rojgiean  9/18/2005
"Keira means "Dark Skin" - Irish/Keltic"

Actually, it's "Ciara" ("KEE-a-ra"), which simply means "dark one" in Gaelic (I think that that's what you meant instead of "Celtic")
-- gaelruadh19  1/28/2007
Kira is a character (a female Gelfling) in the puppet-fantasy film The Dark Crystal.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2005
Famous bearer in Poland is Kira Galczynska, Konstanty Ildefons Galczynski's daughter. (he was a poet)
-- ania24  5/26/2006
Although not particularly famous, manga fans may be pleased to know that in the graphic novel 'Death Note', Kira is the name the public gives to the supposedly "righteous" slayer of criminals behind the Death Note murders. In this manga, however, 'Kira' is in fact male -- the Japanese pronunciation of the name gives it a hint of the word 'killer', adding to the sheer creepiness of his character. 'Kira' actually means 'light', and in the English version of the manga, Raito (Kira's actual name) is changed to Light for 'easy reading'.

Read up on the manga if you're interested; you /won't/ be disappointed.
-- Virjill  9/6/2006
Kira is the main character in Lois Lowry's novel Gathering Blue.
-- Shasta  9/25/2006
One of the main characters of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is Kira Nerys, played by Nana Visitor.
-- RedLyons  11/13/2006
Kira is the feminine form of Kirill (the Russian form of Cyril).
-- Kate  8/6/2007
A famous bearer is Kira of Mortal Kombat!
-- aquaspirit96  1/15/2008
I loved this name for a girl until I saw Death Note. Now it would just be kind of weird for me to use it.
-- LucyHugh  6/8/2008
Kira Plastinina is a Russian heiress with her own clothing line and she is only 15.
-- abcolleenz79  7/23/2008
Pronounced KEER-ah.
-- Anonymous User  8/15/2008
Kira can come from Ciara. Just a different spelling. This happens when you translate names to Roman text. This name also has Persian origins, meaning sun. I believe it is also used in Japan. Or at least it is a town. Different countries have different spellings and different meanings. They may not be from the same source as in Hannah Anna but like I said spelling changes happen when you translate a name to Roman text.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2008
You're right, Kira (吉良町, Kira-chō) is a town located in Hazu District, Aichi, Japan.

Kira or Kyra is a female name of Persian origins. The original Persian name Kûrush could mean "far sighted" or be related to khur, "sun".

The etymologically unrelated Japanese name, romanized as "Kira", is common in Japan.
-- Shibbeh  10/31/2008
All that comes to mind is Death Note.
-- Anonymous User  1/21/2009
As far as I know, Kira is not a form of Cyrus but of Cyril (Russian Kiril/Kirill). It is a Russian name, not to be confused with Kiera/Ciara etc.
-- Kirushka  5/27/2009
This name does, in fact, also have a meaning in Japanese. In the book Kira-Kira, by Cynthia Kadohata, the word is something that 'joins' the main character with her sister (It's a wonderful book; read it!). "Kira-Kira" (‚«‚ç ‚«‚ç in hiragana, a Japanese syllabary) means sparkling, glittering, or shiny.
-- Muna_Luna_Lovegood  7/22/2009
Another famous bearer is Spanish actress Kira Miró.
-- Lord Sapphire  9/27/2009
For the people who have made the death note connection; r and l are often pronounced the same in Japanese; they do not distinguish between the two letters. Thus, when people pronounce Killer, they say Kira. Also, as I saw above, Light is actually the name of 'Kira,' not Raito, again, it has to do with the lack of discrimination between L and R.

Kira is also the new name of Jack in the Chronicles of Riddick.
-- gubidal092  11/29/2009
Olivia Newton-John's character in the movie Xanadu is named Kira.
-- Shaydie  12/1/2009
Kira is the main character in the book Escape from Memory by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
-- britto08  5/12/2010
It's a really cool name. And it's the same one as the awesome main character, a slightly world-weary teenage Colombian freespirit in the book Last Tanker To Cancún.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2010
Kira is also used in Finland, where it is almost as popular as Kiira.
-- Louska  2/13/2011
Kira Hollis was the name of Camilla Belle's character in the movie "Push."
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2013

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