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What does Kieren mean?

Kieren \ki(e)-ren\ as a boys' name. Kieren's name origins are Irish and Gaelic, and the meaning of Kieren is "black". Kieren is a variation of Kieran (Irish, Gaelic).


Kieren has 6 variants: Keiran, Kieron, Kierren, Kierrin, Kierron and Kiran.

Kieren has 4 more related variations via Kieran: Ciaran, Keiron, Kernan and Kiernan.


Kieren is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#130443 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular related forms of Kieren (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Ciaran, Kieran (#576 last year) and Kieron. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in the year 2011 (usage of 0.1753%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.1413%, down 19.4%). Kieran (#576) is the most fashionable baby name in this list. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Kieren and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Kieren is alike in pronunciation to Kirwen and Koren. Other recommended similar baby names are Kerem, Kern and Kienen. Like Kieren, these names are not frequently used.