Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Kira is a female variant of the Russian name Cyrus. It's also a female variant of the Irish name Ciaran.

In the Sci-Fi world, it's best known as the name of Kira Nerys, the Bajoran first officer on Deep Space 9. Bajoran naming tradition used the surname first, and given name second, so Kira was her surname, and Nerys was her given name.

In Fantasy, Kira was the name of a gelfling in the film, The Dark Crystal

For Gamers, Kira is a character in the video game Mortal Kombat.

In 2011, Kira ranked #333 in the U.S. This makes her a familiar, yet uncommon choice.


  1. I love Kira - it's also in 'Chronicles of Riddick', but spelled Kyra. It's pronounced the same way though :)

  2. Kira is the name for a murderer in Death Note