Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkɪəɾˠ/(Irish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from Irish ciar meaning "black". In Irish legend Ciar was a son of Fergus mac Róich and Medb, and the ancestor of the tribe of the Ciarraige (after whom County Kerry is named). As a feminine name, it was borne by an Irish nun (also called Ciara) who established a monastery in Tipperary in the 7th century.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKeara, Keira, Kiara, Kiera, Kira, Keiran, Kiaran, Kiarra, Kieran, Kieron, Kierra, Kyra(English)

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023