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What does Kiran mean?

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".


Kiran has 2 variants: Kieron and Kyran.

Related boy name: Kieran.

Kiran has 1 feminine form: Kyra.

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

(female) Kiranna, Kiranne, ..

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)


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

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kiran for boys. Kiran was first listed in 1999 and reached its top position of #1400 in the U.S. in 2012, and is presently at #1609. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular varying forms of Kiran (#1609 from current records) are Kieran (#576 from current records), Kieron and Kyran (#1395). These relations of Kiran were favored in the year 2011 (usage of 0.04%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.04%, 17.6% 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.