|Related Names:||Cara, Ceara, Cer, Cera, Chiara, Ciar, Ciaran, Cienna, Ciora, Cyra, Kira, Kyra, Sierra|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Ciara is an Irish name (extremely popular) that is the feminine form of the name Ciaran for boys. The name Ciara was a popular Irish name, perhaps thanks to Saint Ciara, but outside of Ireland it is often confused with several other similar-looking names that have completely different origins.
For example, the Latin name Chiara is a form of the name Claire, which means 'bright'. Conversely, the name Ciara means 'black'. Despite the opposite meanings, these two names look quite similar and are often confused.
The Irish name Ciara is pronounced with a hard 'C' (K) at the beginning, whereas many Americans pronounce the name with a soft 'C' (S) at the beginning. When it is pronounced with a soft 'C' at the beginning, it is usually made into a three syllable name that sounds like Sierra.
The name Ciara is quite popular in the US as a given girl's name. The last ranking was at number 213 in 2006. The name has always been in the top 500 top female names since the 1980s, but it has never gone into the top 100 female names in the US.
In Ireland, the name Ciara has placed in the top ten names for baby girls for the last ten years; it remains an extremely popular name there. In Scotland, the name is more popular than in the Americas, but not as popular as it is in Ireland. In Scotland it has been ranking in the top 100 names for the past ten years. In Australia and Canada, the name is about as popular as it is in the US.
Saint Ciara was a Catholic nun in Ireland who died in 679 AD after founding a house in Kilkeary, Ireland.
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Author: Rachel Hanson
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|Related||Cara +, Ceara +, Cer +, Cera +, Chiara +, Ciar +, Ciaran +, Cienna +, Ciora +, Cyra +, Kira +, Kyra +, and Sierra +|