Ancient Persian, Black/Dark, Color, Elamite, Female, K names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes


Kyra is a female given name with several possible meanings depending on where it derives from. It could be a variant spelling of Kira, which is a variant spelling of Irish Ciara, the feminine form of Ciar meaning “black, dark” derived from a PIE root word; Kira is also the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kyros, the Greek form of Persian Kurush of unknown meaning and origin. Several possible meanings have been attributed to it, however, such as “far-sighted”, “young”, “sun”, “hero”, “one who bestows care”, and “humiliator of the enemy in verbal contest” from Elamite, an extinct language that was once spoken in present day Iran. The name has also possibly been associated with Greek kyrios meaning “lord”. Kyra could also be derived from Greek kurá (κυρά) meaning “lady, mistress”, the feminine form of kyrios.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Persian, Elamite



  • Kira (English, Russian)
  • Keira (English)
  • Keara (English)
  • Kiara (English)
  • Kiarra (English)
  • Kyria (Greek, English)



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