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What does Cairns mean?

Cairns Pronunciation of Cairns [cairns] as a boys' name. Cairns means "mound of rocks". Cairns is a version of Cairn (Scottish, Gaelic): place name.

Associated with: rocks.


Cairns has 1 variant: Kairns.

3 more related forms via Cairn: Cairne, Kairn and Kairne.

Creative forms:
(male) Carns, Carrns, ..

(female) Caires, Cairi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cairns Jamie (C.J.), ..

How popular is Cairns?

Cairns is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#6067 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Cairns has not been ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cairns name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cairns outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cairns is alike in pronunciation to Kearns. Other recommended names are Burns, Cadan, Caddis, Caden, Cadmos (see Cadmus), Cadmus, Cadon, Caerd, Cahan, Cahane, Cai, Caidan, Caide, Caiden, Caidin, Caidon, Cailey, Caily, Cain, Caine, Caio, Caird, Cairde, Cairo, Caius, Calan, Callis, Callys, Camren, Camron, Camry, Canon, Capps, Card, Carel, Carew, Carey, Carl, Carlo, Carlos, Carly, Carne, Carney, Carny, Caron, Carrey, Carrlos, Carrol, Cary, Cass, Cavan, Chairo, Charls, Chiro, Chris, Cian, Ciril, Ciro, Cirrus, Clair, Clarens, Clitus, Craine, Cris, Cyrus, Gains, Hanns, Hans, Jairus, Lavrans, Lavrens (see Lawrence), Nairn, Nairne and Rains. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cairns.