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.
1 feminine form: Kiara.Creative forms:
(male) Keran, Kierna, ..
(female) Kierani, Kierni, .. Middle name pairings:
Kieran Ayan (K.A.), ..
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. Demographics)
Kieran was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #474 in the U.S. in 2011, and is currently at #511. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Kieran (#511 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Kiran (#1388 via latest list), Ciaran (#1969), Kiernan and Kieron. These relations of Kieran were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (average #1573). Kieran is the all-time favorite.
Kieran▲ is alike in pronunciation to Curran, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Kirone, Kirwan, Kirwen, Koren, Korin, Korrin, Kyran and Kyron. Other recommended names are Jeran, Kaelan, Kairn, Karam, Kean, Kearn, Keegan▲, Keelan, Keenan▼, Kegan, Kelan, Kenan, Kerem, Kern, Kevan, Kian▲, Kiean, Kienan, Kienen, Kilean, Kilian, Kram, Teran, Tienan, Tiernan and Zimran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kieran.See names in meaning and etymology.