What does Kieran mean?
Kieran /kier-an/ 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.Kreatif forms: Kerran, Kleran. [more]
How popular is Kieran?
Kieran is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#50903 out of 150436, Top 34%). (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 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Kieron and Ciaran. These relations of Kieran reached the apex of their popularity in 2011 (average #824) and are almost as popular today (#858, 19.4% less). Kieran is the all-time favorite. (2014 Birth Statistics)