Kyra \k(y)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced KEER-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kyra is "lord". From the male name Kyros (see Kyrie), from the Persian and Egyptian word for "like Ra, the sun". A short form of Kyria, the Greek title of respect for a woman. In Slavonic it means "strong woman". May also be a Russian name meaning "beloved". See also Cyrah and Kiran. Ballerina Kyra Nichols; actress Kyra Sedgwick.