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What does Kearns mean?

Kearns Pronunciation of Kearns [kearns] as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Kearns is "small swarthy one". Kearns is a version of Kern (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: small (little), swarthy (dark).


2 relations via Kern: Kearn and Kearne.

Creative forms:
(male) Keerns, Kelrns, ..

(female) Keain, Kearis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kearns Genesis (K.G.), ..

How popular is Kearns?

Kearns is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#2330 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Kearns is alike in pronunciation to Cairns and Kairns. Other recommended names are Evans, Frans, Gains, Hanns, Hearn, Hearne, Jens, Kain, Kaine, Kana, Kano, Karel, Kari, Karl, Karlens, Karli, Karlo, Karlos, Karney, Karny (see Kearney), Karr, Kass, Kayne, Keagan, Keagen, Kealey, Kealon, Kealy, Kean, Keane, Keanu, Kearie, Kearney, Kearny, Keary, Keats, Keen, Keer, Kees, Kegan, Keiran, Keiron, Keirone (see Kyrone), Kelvis, Ken, Kenan, Kennt, Kenny, Kenrik, Keon, Ker, Kerem, Kernan, Kerr, Kerrie, Keven, Kevinn, Kevis, Kevon, Kevron, Kevyn, Keyes, Keyne, Khan, Khanh, Kharim, Klaes, Klarenz (see Clarence), Klaus, Klemens, Pears, Phauns (see Alphonse) and Stearns. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kearns.

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