Meaning and Name Origin
Kieran \ki(e)-ran\ as a boys' name is pronounced KEER-en. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kieran is "black". Name of a saint (sixth century) who was admired for his generosity. Actor Kieran Culkin.
Kieran has 1 feminine form: Kiara.
Kieran is a rare first name for males. Kieran is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kieran for boys. Kieran was first listed in 1992 and reached its top rank of #474 in the U.S. in 2011, and is currently at #576. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Kieran and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Kieran (#576 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Kieron and Ciaran. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2011 and are almost as popular today. Kieran (#576) is the most trendy name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)