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What does Kernan mean?

Kernan Pronunciation of Kernan [ker-nan] as a name for boys means "black". Kernan is an alternate spelling of Kieran (Irish, Gaelic).

ASSOCIATED WITH black (dark)



OTHER FORMS VIA KIERAN Keiran, Keiron, Kieren, Kieron, Kierren, Kierrin, Kierron, Kiran

(male) Ketnan, Krinan, ..

(female) Kerna, Kersan, ..

Kernan Mikael (K.M.), ..

How popular is Kernan?

Kernan is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#10941 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Kernan (NOT RANKED) are Kieran (#511 VIA LATEST LIST), Kiernan, Kieron and Kiran (#1388). Other forms, like Keiran, are uncommon. These relations of Kernan are at the top of their popularity presently (MEDIAN #1474). Kieran is the steady favorite. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnan, Bernal, Ernan, Fernan, Fernand, Ferran, German, Herman, Hernan, Jeran, Jerman, Jernayn (see Germain), Kannan, Karlan, Karman, Karmen, Keagan, Kealan, Kean, Keegan, Keelan, Keenan, Keenen, Keenon, Kegan, Keilan, Kelan, Kellan, Kelvan, Kenan, Kenn, Kennan, Kennon, Kentan (see Kenton), Kern, Kernohan, Kervin, Kervyn, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Kevan, Keyvan, Kienan, Kirwan, Kyran, Teran, Terran, Tiernan, Vernal, Vernen, Vernin and Vernon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kernan.

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