Quick Facts on Keira
- English, Irish
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Little dark one
Etymology & Historical Origin - Keira
Keira is the anglicized spelling of the Irish female name Ciara which comes from the Irish Gaelic “Ciarán” meaning ‘little dark one’. The male version of the name (Ciarán) has been in use for over 1,500 years! The original Irish spelling Ciara is a top choice in Ireland, but England and Scotland (like the United States) opt for the anglicized Keira. The name is considerably more popular “over the pond” than it is here in America.
Popularity of the Name Keira
The name Keira entered the U.S. popular charts in the year 2000, so it’s only been in use this century. However, the name quickly climbed the charts by nearly 900 positions between the years 2002 and 2006. The name’s fast ascension in usage was clearly influenced by the popular actress Keira Knightly whose career was on fire during these years (Bend it Like Beckham in 2002 and Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003). Keira came close to securing a Top 100 spot on the list of most popular girls’ names in America, but in the past couple of years the name’s usage has been waning. Nonetheless, Keira remains a Top 100 choice in the state of Massachusetts which also happens to have the highest concentration of Irish-Americans within their population. She may have reached her peak already, but Keira is a perfect choice for the little “Black Irish” baby girls out there.
Popularity of the Girl Name Keira
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Keira
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Keira
Keira We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Keira.
Popular Songs on Keira
Keira - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Keira.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Keira
Keira Knightley (Colleen Adams) - A biography on the actress Keira Knightly. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Songs for Keira Bean: Poetry to Grow With (Sue Whittaker) - If you like to laugh with your kids, Songs for Keira Bean: Poetry to Grow With is a collection of 38 humorous poems that will appeal to the young and the young at heart. The dazzling illustrations add to the fun with Buddy, the imaginary dinosaur, getting into the act constantly after he "came to tea, and ate up all the broccoli." He is there through The Training Blues, and is in complete sympathy with the Grumpy Thoughts from a Sleepy-time Gal. When Keira Bean starts to explore her neighborhood and make friends, Buddy goes along, visiting playschool, enjoying a snowball fight, and learning to do stunts on the trampoline. Family interactions do not escape his notice either. When Daddy Has an Owie, he feels the pain. When Keira Got a Stuffy Nose, he offered first-aide. And when Keira decides On Tuesday I Want to be Boss, she has his full support. Songs for Keira Bean: Poetry to Grow With, is a peek into the family of a much loved only child. There are poems to pass the time as she enjoys the bath – or tolerates having her hair washed – and others to share on walks with Mom and Dad, car rides, at meal times, through the seasons, while learning to count, on holidays, when the Queen comes to tea and while Keira plays hide-and-seek with her dad. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Keira
Famous People Named Keira - Keira Knightley (actress)
Children of Famous People Named Keira
Famous People who Named their Daughter Keira - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Keira.
Keira - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Keira - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Keira.
Personality of the Girl Name Keira
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Keira