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Meaning and name origin

Kieren \ki(e)-ren\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kieren is "black". Kieren is a variant of Kieran (Irish, Gaelic): name of a saint (sixth century) who was admired for his generosity.


Kieren has 6 variant forms: Keiran, Kieron, Kierren, Kierrin, Kierron, Kiran.


Kieren is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kieren and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kieran (#576), Kieron and Keiran. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Kieren is also pronounced similarly to Kirwen and Koren. Other suggested similar baby names are Kerem, Kern and Kienen. Like Kieren, these names are not commonly used.