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What does Kearney mean?

Kearney Pronunciation of Kearney [kear-ney] as a boys' name. Variant of Carney (Irish, Gaelic) "the winner".

Associated with: winner (champion).


Kearney has 3 variants: Karney, Karny and Kearny.

Affiliated boy name: Kearn.

1 more different relation via Carney: Carny.

Creative forms:
(male) Kearon, Kearsey, ..

(female) Kearna, Kearrin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kearney Chaim (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kearney?

Kearney is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#1647 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kearney has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Kearney is pronounced similarly to Corney. Other suggested similar names are Arney, Barney, Beasley, Beirney (see Burney), Birney, Bradney, Burney, Carey, Carley, Carrey, Chalney (see Chaney), Charley, Darsey, Delaney, Earley, Farnley, Garrey, Garvey, Gearey, Gianney (see Gian), Hardey, Headley, Hearne, Hewney, Jerrey (see Jerry), Kaine, Kairne, Kaley, Kamrey, Kannen, Kareem, Karel, Karmel, Karmen, Kasey, Kayley, Kealey, Kealy, Kean, Keane, Keanu, Kearie, Kearne, Kearns, Keary, Keeley, Keene, Keirone (see Kyrone), Kelbey, Kelley, Kelsey, Kenley, Kenly, Kenner, Kenney, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerby, Kerem, Kern, Kernan, Kerrey, Kinney, Kirbey (see Kirby), Korey, Kornel, Larrey, Markey, Marley, Mersey, Percey, Tiarney, Verney, Warley and Yeardley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kearney.