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Meaning and name origin

Kieran \ki(e)-ran\ as a boy's 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 11 variant forms: Ciaran, Keiran, Keiron, Kernan, Kieren, Kiernan, Kieron, Kierren, Kierrin, Kierron and Kiran.

There is 1 feminine form of Kieran: Kiara.

Kieran is also pronounced similarly to Kirwan and Kyran. Other suggested similar baby names are Kern, Kiean and Kienan.


Kieran is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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