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What does Kerrigan mean?

Kerrigan /ker-ri-g-an/ as a name for boys. The name Kerrigan means "black-haired". Kerrigan is a version of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic) with the suffix -igan.

Associated with: black (dark).


Kerrigan has 1 alternative form via Kerry: Kerrie.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kerkeon, Kerrikeon, ..

(female) Kerken, Kerriken, ..

How popular is Kerrigan?

Kerrigan is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5831 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Kerrigan and related names. Kerry is the only prominent variation form of Kerrigan (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Kerrigan reached its most widespread 5 decades ago (#178), but now, Kerry has become less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kerrigan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Darrian, Derrian, Derrin, Dorrian, Ferran, Ferrin, Jerrin, Keagan, Keegan, Kegan, Keilan, Keiran, Kernaghan, Kernan, Kernohan, Kerrick, Kervin, Kerwin, Kerwinn, Kierrin, Korrin, Morrgan, Perrin, Sherridan, Teigan, Terran, Terrin and Torrian. Like Kerrigan, these names are not commonly used.