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What does Kienan mean?

Kienan Pronunciation of Kienan [kien-an] as a name for boys. The meaning of Kienan is "ancient". Kienan is an alternate form of Keenan (Irish, Gaelic): see also Kenan and Keane.

Associated with: ancient (old).


Kienan has 5 variants: Keenen, Keenon, Kennan, Kennon and Kienen.

1 more related form via Keenan: Keen.

Creative forms:
(male) Kienin, ..

(female) Kienel, Kienka, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kienan Tiago (K.T.), ..

How popular is Kienan?

Kienan is a rare given name for males. Kienan is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Kienan (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Keenan (#931 in recent rankings), Kennon and Keenen. Adoption of these relations of Kienan was at its highest 2 decades ago and has become significantly diminished since, with the form Keenan falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keenan, Keenen, Kennon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kienan is alike in pronunciation to Cannan, Conan, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon, Kanon, Kenan and Kenyon. Other suggested similar names are Brenan, Finan, Fionan, Kaelan, Kaemon, Kean, Keegan, Keelan, Kegan, Kelan, Kenn, Kentan (see Kenton), Kernan, Kevan, Kian, Kiean, Kieran, Kieren, Kiernan, Kieron, Kilean, Kilian, Kiran, Kirwan, Tienan and Tiernan. Like Kienan, these names are not frequently used.

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in meaning and etymology.