User comments for Kira (1) (Famous Bearer Only)

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
A famous bearer is Kira of Mortal Kombat!
aquaspirit96  1/15/2008
Kira Plastinina is a Russian heiress with her own clothing line and she is only 15.
abcolleenz79  7/23/2008
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 Hollis was the name of Camilla Belle's character in the movie "Push."
― Anonymous User  5/19/2013
Kira Manning is the daughter of the central protagonist Sarah Manning on the hit BBC America series Orphan Black. Kira is a very intelligent, adaptable eight year-old, who is portrayed by Skyler Melody Wexler.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2015
There have been two princesses who have been christened Kira. The first being Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, named after her father Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia. The second was her daughter, Kira of Prussia who died in 2004. Kira Kirillovna was called upon to testify during the case of Anastasia Romanov and Anna Anderson.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2015
Kira was a popular Barbie doll, especially in the 90s, marketed as one of Barbie's "friends." However, she is absent from the Wikipedia page on Barbie.
erb816  7/19/2015
This is the name of the main character in Ayn Rand's "We the Living".
nepeta94  3/30/2017
Kira Kazantsev is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss America 2015 on September 14, 2014. She is the third consecutive Miss America winner from New York and had won the title of Miss New York on May 24, 2014 while serving as Miss City of New York. Her talent was singing with cup percussion to "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. She is an advocate for women and is raising awareness about domestic violence with her platform "Love Shouldn't Hurt".
cutenose  7/22/2017

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