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What does Kieren mean?

Kieren /kier-en/ as a boys' name has the meaning "black". Kieren is an alternate spelling of Kieran (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: black (dark)


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

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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kierenne, Kierne, ..

(female) Kierenah, Kierna, ..

How popular is Kieren?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular related forms of Kieren (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Ciaran (#1783 last year), Kieran (#576), Kiernan, Kieron and Kiran (#1609). Other variants, like Kierrin, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Kieren was well-received less than a decade ago (usage of 0.04%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.03%, 12%). Kieran is the continual favorite. Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Kieren and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ciaran, Kieran, Kiernan, Kiran in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Kieren is alike in pronunciation to Coren, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Kirone, Kirwan, Kirwen, Koren, Korin, Korrin, Kyran and Kyron. Other recommended names are Aaren, Aicken, Airen, Arren, Beyren, Biren, Deen, Efren, Eiden, Freen, Frewen, Gillen, Goren, Jaeden, Jeren, Jeroen, Joren, Kaeden, Kaelan, Kagen, Kairn, Kalen, Kamryn, Kannen, Karmen, Kearn, Keder, Keegen, Keeley, Keen, Keene, Keenen, Kees, Kelan, Kelten, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerem, Kern, Kerr, Kerry, Keven, Kevon, Keyes, Kiean, Kiefer, Kiefert, Kienan, Kienen, Kile, Kinney, Kirbey (see Kirby), Klein, Klemens, Kleon, Kuefer (see Kiefer), Laren, Larren, Simen, Steen, Taren, Tarren, Teven, Tiesen and Tilden. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kieren.