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Ciaran (girl)

What does Ciaran mean?

Ciaran Pronunciation of Ciaran [cia-ran] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Ciaran). The name Ciaran means "black". Ciaran is an alternate form of Ciara (Irish, Gaelic). See also Kerrin and Kerry.

Associated with: black.


18 related forms via Ciara: Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cearra, Chiara, Ciaara, Ciarra, Ciarrah, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera, Cieria, Cierra, Cierrah, Keara, Kiara, Kiera and Siara.

Creative forms:
(female) Ciaranne, ..

(male) Ciaian, Cialan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ciaran Adilene (C.A.), ..

How popular is Ciaran?

Ciaran is an uncommon first name for women. Ciaran is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Ceara, Chiara (#1863 the previous year), Ciara (#757), Ciarra, Ciera, Cierra (#1864), Keara, Kerry, Kiara (#399), Kiera (#639) and Siara are the popular varying forms of Ciaran (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Ciaran reached the top of their popularity in 1999 (usage of 0.5%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1%, 82%), with versions like Kiara becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ceara, Chiara, Ciara, Ciarra, Ciera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cierra, Keara, Kerry, Kiara, Kiera, Siara in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ciara, Kerry, Kiara, Kiera outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ciaran is alike in pronunciation to Cerian and Saran. Other suggested similar names are Camaran, Cara, Carah, Careen, Caren, Carena, Cariana, Carin, Carina, Carine, Carlan, Carma, Carman, Carmi, Carmy, Carna, Caron, Caronn (see Karen), Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Carwen, Caryn, Carynn, Chara, Charamy, Charin, Charma, Chayan, Cheron, Chiarina, Ciana, Cira, Citara, Clara, Cliara, Coren, Corin, Corrin, Corryn, Coryn, Czarina, Karan, Miran, Niran, Sharan, Taran, Tiara and Tiarah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ciaran.

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