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This name is pronounced as Kie-ra. My name is Kyra as in K-eye-ra.
-- KyraTeale  1/14/2005
I named my daughter Kyra. It's a beautiful name from old literature & looks pretty spelled this way, however, everyone pronounces it as K-eye-r-a, like a person with a speach impetiment trying to say Kyla. It sounds really stupid called out at the doctor's office. If I would have thought of that, I may have spelled it differently. I'm afraid she's going to hate having to constantly correct the mispronunciation of her name.
-- 123456789  1/24/2005
I would just like to add that my mother also had the same problem after naming me Kyra, although it was with people saying it "Kie-ra", as my name is pronounced "K-eye-ra". Honestly, I don't think it sounds 'stupid'; I'm quite proud of it. And although I've had people pronouncing it many different ways, that's half the fun! Your daughter, madame, will survive with mispronunciations, I'm sure.
-- KyraYanina  4/1/2005
I also have the problem with people pronouncing my name "Kie-ra", as my name is pronounced "K-eye-ra". I don't think it sounds 'stupid' either. I've gotten TONS of compliments. Besides, if you want your name to be pronounced "Kie-ra," you should spell it "Kira." Kyra is like Myra or Tyra, which makes a whole lot more sense. And yeah, it's annoying to have people mispronounce it, but it's a lot more interesting and unique to be named Kyra instead of Jennifer or something (no offense to all the Jennifers out there).
-- Anonymous User  4/24/2005
I pronounce this name KIE-ra, which is also how this site spells the pronunciation KYE-ra (to rhyme with Myra or Tyra).
-- Randee15  5/2/2005
Pronunciation Keer-ah as in Kyra Sedgwick.
-- kelm00  6/18/2005
Kyra Hart is the younger daughter character on the show "Reba". It's pronounced KEER-ah.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2005
I named my daughter Kaira. I wasn't sure how to spell it so I used Biblical influences. I thought of Cairo Egypt, changed the C to K. I think it is a very beautiful name which fits my little princess, of Egypt.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2005
Kyra is pronounced K eye ra, rhyming with Tyra or Myra, not Keera. If you want your name or your daughter’s name to be pronounced Keera, you spell it Keira (as in Keira Knightly), Kiera, or Kierra. I always thought Kyra and Kierra would be great names for twin girls, but I guess it would cause confusion as to pronunciation. People would think they had the same name.
-- TiffanyS  8/16/2006
My best friend's name is Kyra. I think it is a lovely and classy name.
-- rainxxxgurl  9/24/2006
Deanne Bray & Troy Kotsur have a daughter, Kyra Monique Kotsur, born 8 September 2005.
-- Maggie_Simpson  12/19/2006
I think this name should be pronounced KYE-RUH. If you want it pronounced KIR-UH, you should probably spell it Kira to avoid confusion. You could also spell it Keira or Kiera but those names could be pronounced KIR-uh or KEE-AIR-UH, so that could cause confusion too.
-- Anonymous User  1/21/2007
I have to agree with most of these comments. My name is also Kyra, (form that rhymes with Tyra and Myra) and it is rather irking that people always pronounce it Keera. Seriously, if that's what my parents had wanted to name me they would have. I love how my name is pronounced. Everyone says it's unique like I am. It should be pronounced with a long I sound. Not like I'm saying ear.
-- SchreiRetteMich  3/2/2007
I see that a lot of people who's name is Kyra, have people mispronounce it as Kie-ra, like Kyra Sedgwick. I have the opposite problem and it annoys me to no end. My name is supposed to be pronounced Kie-ra and everyone calls me K-eye-ra. I think both pronunciations are beautiful, though many people seem to like to point out that my name should be spelled Kira. I don't mean to offend anyone who's name is spelt like that, but I REALLY don't like that spelling.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2007
I have always heard it pronounced the same way as Kira: KYIR-uh, or KYEER-uh.
-- erb816  6/20/2008
A famous bearer is actress Kyra Sedgewick.
-- Anonymous User  11/4/2008
I prefer the name pronounced Kee-ra. I don't see why it shouldn't be pronounced like that anyway - it can be pronounced either Kee-ra or Kie-ra, as the name's page says.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2008
This name is awesome. I love it. It sounds really cool and pretty. And it's uncommon where I live (I've never met any Kyras). However, I only like it pronounced the way it is spelt: KIE-ra. I don't mean to offend anyone who pronounces it KEE-ra, but I don't understand how you could get KEE-ra from that spelling.
-- Ailis  7/11/2009
To counter everyone else, the only Kyra I've ever met pronounced it Keera. Personally, I think anybody who can't see that Keera is also a valid pronunciation is just trying to fool themselves. 'Y' has so many pronunciations in English - how do you all pronounce Amy? Or Ysolde?

I'm not really crazy about the Keyera pronunciation, but I love the Keera pronunciation. I like the sharper ee sound. And like that other person said, I can't help it, but I prefer Kyra to Kira. It's just some aesthetics thing I guess, have the downstroke of the 'y' balance out the up of the 'K'.

On the other hand, I'd never use this name, 'cause the Kyra who I mentioned that I knew was mean and self-righteous. Since I disliked her so much, I just can't look at the name without shuddering.
-- Diest  7/22/2010
I think Kyra is cute when you're young, but as you get older it gets a little tacky.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2010
There is debate over the English pronunciation of this name. The letter "y" can have different pronunciations in English, depending on its position within the word and the language the word came from. I believe the people who pronounce Kyra KIE-ra were influenced by names like Myra and Tyra which I have never heard pronounced with an "ee" sound. However, the KEE-ra pronunciation of Kyra is also valid, for example I have always heard the male name Kyran being pronounced KEER-an, never KIE-ran.
-- Anonymous User  7/8/2012
American child actress Kyra Krumins.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2012
People don't realize that Kyra is a Greek name. It is pronounced with a lond "e" sound, just like Kyra Sedgwick. It is not wrong to say and spell it like that. People who say it is wrong are probably the same ones who say "giro" instead of the correct "yeero" when they order a gyro.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2013
Kira isn't bad, but this is just stupid. Why do people need to replace I's with y's all the time?! No one will know how to pronounce this name anyways; when I see it I want to say Kai-ra. However, the only person I know with this name pronounces it just like Kira. Which seems incorrect to me. Then it just sounds like a cutesy, little girl-like butchering of Kira rather than a separate name. I don't really think I can see an old woman with this name either... Maybe Kira, but not Kyra.
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2013
I pronounce it like Kee-ra. Kie-ra is a silly pronunciation.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2013
We are about to have our first child and we'll be naming her Kyra (KEE-rah). Because I was concerned about mispronunciation, we were going to spell it Keira. I even ordered some personalization items with that spelling. However, after some more research I learned that Kira, Kyra, and Keira all have different meanings to the name. So, if the meaning of your child's name matters to you, be sure to keep this in mind. The names Kira/Kyra have to do with light or the sun. The name Keira or Kiera mean just the opposite - dark or "little dark haired one."
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2014

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