Ciara in 2007, Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Ciara Princess Harris

Place of Birth: Bell, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 25, 1985

Ethnicity: African-American

Ciara is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model, and actress.

Her parents, Jackie (Smith) and Carlton Harris, are both African-American. She was born in Austin, Texas, and grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada, as her father served in the U.S. army. She spent her teen years in Atlanta.

Her name, Ciara, is of Irish origin, and means black or dark. She was named after the Revlon fragrance Ciara.

Ciara is married to football player Russell Wilson. She has a son with her former fiancé, rapper, singer, and songwriter Future; and two children with Russell.

Ciara’s maternal grandmother is named Gladys Stewart.

Source: Meaning of the name Ciara –


Curious about ethnicity

351 Responses

  1. Akwaba says:

    She was named after the Revlon fragrance “Ciara”

  2. bablah says:

    I believe this is her uncle’s obituary

    I think Gladys Stewart is her maternal grandmother.
    She has mentioned that her maternal grandmother is indeed called Gladys

  3. JasonBaker says:

    Very cute black girl. I like her music a lot.

  4. midori29 says:

    This girl took a dna test and she is 99% West African Nigerian and Central African 1%

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      Actually that woman color is what Igbo were said to have looked like, by the Slavers. The slavers fearing Igbo women and men would group together, purposely mated Igbo women with Yoruba men

    • fuzzybear44 says:


      Quote(he described her skin as a brilliance of mousse au chocolate and red roses in a glas of high class champagne)

      Your friend actually talks like that

  5. cwm85 says:

    She looks totally different now. Her she looks more African. The makeup, hair and other cosmetic stuff definitely makes her look different today.

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