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:
(male) Keran, Kierna, ..
(female) Kierani, Kierni, ..
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)
Shown below is the birth name history of Kieran for boys. Kieran was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #474 in the U.S. in 2011, and is currently at #576. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of Kieran and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Kieran (#576 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Kiran (#1609 via latest list), Ciaran (#1783), Kiernan and Kieron. These relations of Kieran reached the apex of their popularity in 2011 (average #1569) and are almost as popular today. 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.