September 4, 2013 by Kira
“K” is for Kira
Kira(Kee+ra) is a female given name of ancient origin and multiple etymological derivations.
Origins can be traced back to Ancient Greece and Japan to mean “RULER”
The girl’s name Kira or Kyra is pronounced /ˈkɪərə/ KEER-ə.
1) Kira is a form of the male name Kiran, pronounced /ˈkɪərən/ KEER-ən. Kiran is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, meaning “beam of light”.
2) From Sanskrit, it evolved to the Persian and Egyptian word Ki-Ra for “like Ra, the sun”
3) In Ancient Greek, its meaning became “lady” (A short form of kyria, κυρία, the Greek title of respect for a woman.)
4) The word Sire is a modern variant of Kira for addressing royalty in western European languages, so it can also be used as a female form of Cyril which means “Masterful”.
5) In Slavonic, Kira means “strong woman”.
6) Kira (Ки́ра): Feminine form of Russian Kir, meaning “ruler.” This also can translate to “Leader of the people,” “One the people look to,” or “beloved”.
7) Kira is another Russian derivative for the name Kyra, descended from Kyros, the Greek form of the Persian name Kûrush, which may mean “far sighted” or may be related to the Persian word khur “sun”.
8) The name is sometimes associated with Greek kyrios “lord”. (This was the name of several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel.)
9) Kira is common in Japan, as both given name and family name. In Japanese, “Kira kira” also means glittery or shiny.
10) Kira is one of several Anglicized forms of the Celtic name Ciara, which in Gaelic means dark; dark hair, dark eyes.
I am Kira “K” Monique, but you can call me “Cindi”