is an ancient (7000 years old) female given name and is actually unrelated to Ciara
, which in Gaelic means dark.
The girl's name Kyra is pronounced . It is the feminine form of the boy's name Kiran, pronounced . Kiran is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, meaning "beam of light".From Sanskrit, it evolved to the Persian and Egyptian word Ki-Ra for "like Ra, the sun" and later to ancient Greek where its meaning became "lady" (male name Kyros (see Kyrie), meaning "lord"). A short form of kyria
, κυρία, the Greek title of respect for a woman.
The word Sire
for addressing royalty in western european languages is a modern variant of it. Therefore it can also be used as a female form of Cyril
. In Slavonic, it means "strong woman".
Kira (Ки́ра): Feminine form of Russian Kir, meaning "mistress, ruler." This also can translate to "Leader of the people" or "One the people look to".Though the popularity and direct translation for the Russian forms of the name Kira are debated, there are several other Russian translations including Кира meaning "beloved".Kira is another Russian derivative for the name Kyra, descended from Kyros,... Read More