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What does Keiran mean?

Keiran Pronunciation of Keiran [keiran] as a name for boys means "black". Keiran is a version of Kieran (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: black (dark).


Keiran has 6 variants: Kieren, Kieron, Kierren, Kierrin, Kierron and Kiran.

4 more alternative forms via Kieran: Ciaran, Keiron, Kernan and Kiernan.

Creative forms:
(male) Keirne, ..

(female) Keirna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keiran Dax (K.D.), ..

How popular is Keiran?

Keiran is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#112967 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kieran (#511 in recent rankings), Kiran (#1388), Ciaran (#1969), Kiernan and Kieron are the prominent alternative forms of Keiran (not ranked). Other variants, like Keiron, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Keiran was common among parents in 2015 (average #1573). Kieran is more widely used than the rest. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ciaran, Kieran, Kiernan, Kiran in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ciaran, Kieran, Kieron outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keiran is pronounced similarly to Curran, Keirohn, Keirone, Keirown, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Kirone, Kirwan, Kirwen, Koren, Korin, Korrin, Kyran and Kyron. Other recommended names are Adiran, Amiran, Eliran, Ferran, Heiman, Jeran, Kaidan, Kairn, Kairne, Karam, Keagan, Kealan, Kean, Kearn, Kearne, Kearny, Keegan, Keelan, Keenan, Kegan, Keilan, Keillan, Keir, Kelan, Kellan, Kelvan, Kenan, Kennan, Kentan (see Kenton), Kerem, Kern, Kevan, Kevron, Keyvan, Kian, Kiean, Kram, Neilan, Teigan, Teran and Terran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keiran.

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