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What does Kiran mean?

Kiran Pronunciation of Kiran [ki-ran] as a boys' name is pronounced keer-an. It is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Kiran is "beam of light".

Associated with: light (bright).


Kiran has 2 variants: Kieron and Kyran.

Related boy name: Kieran.

1 feminine form: Kyra.

Creative forms:
(male) Kaeran, Keran, ..

(female) Kima, Kiris, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kiran Isael (K.I.), ..

How popular is Kiran?

Kiran is an unusual given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#97384 out of 150436, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kiran was first listed in 1999 and reached its top position of #1388 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kiran name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kiran outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Kiran (#1388 from current records) are Kieran (#511 from current records), Kieron and Kyran (#1525). These relations of Kiran were favored in the year 2011 (usage of 0.04%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.04%, 6.3% less). Kieran is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Kiran is alike in pronunciation to Caron, Coren, Corin, Corwan, Curran, Keiran, Keirohn, Keirone, Keirown, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Kieren, Kierren, Kierrin, Kierron, Kirone, Kirwan, Kirwen, Koren, Korin, Korrin, Kyron and Kyrone. Other recommended names are Adiran, Aidan, Amiran, Bran, Cian, Ciaran, Daran, Dilan, Duran, Efran, Eian, Eidan, Eilan, Eirian, Eliran, Eran, Finan, Fran, Garan, Girvan, Goran, Jaran, Jeran, Jivan, Kadan, Kagan, Kaidan, Kairn, Karam, Karman, Kavan, Kean, Keilan, Keiron, Kelan, Kenan, Kern, Kernan, Kian, Kiean, Kienan, Kiril, Kram, Loran, Milan, Nisan, Odran, Oran, Orran, Taran, Teran and Toran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kiran.

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