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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).


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


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. 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 these boy names reached its most widespread during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.823%) and has become significantly less since, with 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.