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A female given name of modern usage, variant of Kyra or directly borrowed from its Russian equivalent Кира (Kira) ; ultimately of Persian origin.
Major Kira Nerys is a Bajoran soldier and first officer aboard the space station Deep Space Nine.
Played by actress Nana Visitor, Commander Kira is a former Bajoran resistance fighter who fought against the Cardassians during the occupation.
Kira Nerys was born in the Dakhur province of Bajor during the Cardassian occupation of the planet.
Major Kira has two brothers, Reon and Pohl, who made a brief appearance as infants in the series.
Her mother, Kira Meru (Bajorans traditionally display the surname before the given name), was believed to have died while Nerys was a child.
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