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What does Kerrigan mean?

Kerrigan \k(e)-rri-gan\ as a name for boys is of Irish and Gaelic derivation, and the name Kerrigan means "black-haired". Kerrigan is a derivative of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic). Seldom used as a given name for boys.


Variations

Kerrigan has 4 alternative forms via Kerry: Kearie, Keary, Kerrey and Kerrie.


Popularity

Kerrigan is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6433 out of 88799, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Kerrigan and related names. Kerry is the only prominent variation form of Kerrigan (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name reached its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly less since, with the version Kerry becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kerry in U.S.

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

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