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The first name 

Kiara is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

Kiara – popular and common in the US!

The name Kiara isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Kiara ranks 316. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 6 were named Kiara. In the entire USA, approximately 50,707 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Kiara. That is 0.02 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Kiara mean?

The spelling Kiara has different origins and thus different meanings. If derived from the Italian Chiara, it means ‘bright’, if derived from the Irish Ciara, it means ‘dark-haired’.

Kiara is also... used as a given name in Japan. Depending on the characters used, it could mean 'princess' or 'star', for example.

Kiara -
at home in every state from California to New York

The name Kiara may not be in the top rankings of the most popular girls’ names, but it is one of the few female given names, along with only 536 others, that can be found in every single state in the U.S. from Alaska to Florida and from California to New York. Of course, the name occurs more frequently in some states than in others – and Kiara is apparently especially popular in Nevada. Although the name is not one of the top 100 most popular women’s names here either, one in 1,203 women in Nevada is called Kiara. In total, that’s 364 women who feel addressed when the name Kiara is shouted loudly across Nevada and who ensure that their name makes it to #302 in our SmartGenius ranking of the most common female names in this nice state. If you asked all women in the entire U.S. for their first name, you would hear Kiara as the answer a total of 50,614 times. This places Kiara at #504 in our SmartGenius statistics for the most popular women’s names in the whole of the USA. This is true for all currently living women across all states and age groups – the recent popularity of the name Kiara as a baby name is, of course, a bit different, as you can see from the statistics above.

Kiara has 5 letters 
and begins with a K

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter K is a real popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 7.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A, S and M are more common for girls' names.

With five letters, the name Kiara is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 7.5% of all girls' names start with a K, this initial letter occurs more than twice as often as all 26 letters on average. Interesting detail: of all the girls' names that begin with a K, Karen is the most common.

Other names with 
K, i, a, r and a

If you take all the letters in the name Kiara – K, i, a, r and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Karia or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Kiara

If your name is Kiara and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Kiara

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Kiara, you can simply say:






This is how the name Kiara is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Kiara in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Kiara

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Kiara is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Kiara

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Kiara sounds like this: