Name: Ciara

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ciara

  • Meaning:
    Dark
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (KEER ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ciara

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  • Used in:
    English and Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Ciara is an Irish name derived from the Irish Gaelic word "ciar," meaning "dark." It is traditionally pronounced "KEER ah," with a hard K. This name is the original version of the anglicised variants Keira and Kira. In the US, Ciara is frequently pronounced identically to Sierra; this may partially be due to ignorance of Irish phonetics, and partially due to the popularity of an old American perfume called "Ciara" that was pronounced "see AIR ah." A US pop star called Ciara pronounces it with a soft C.

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