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What does Kieran mean?

Kieran /kier-an/ [2 sylls.] 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 11 variants: Ciaran, Keiran, Keiron, Kernan, Kieren, Kiernan, Kieron, Kierren, Kierrin, Kierron and Kiran.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kieran name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kieran outside U.S.

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 2011 (usage of 0.1753%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.1413%, down 19.4%). Kieran (#576) is the most trendy name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kieran in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kieran, Ciaran, Kieron outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kieran is alike in pronunciation to Kirwan and Kyran. Other recommended similar baby names are Kern, Kiean and Kienan. Like Kieran, these names are not commonly used.