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What does Kerrigan mean?

Kerrigan Pronunciation of Kerrigan [ker-ri-g-an] as a name for boys. The name Kerrigan means "black-haired". Kerrigan is a version of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: black (dark).


1 alternative form via Kerry: Kerrie.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Kerrigan Walker (K.W.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy 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 6 decades ago (#178), but now, Kerry has become less trendy. (2015 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.

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