What does Kieran mean?
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 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 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)