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What does Kiran mean?

Kiran \k(i)-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.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Kieran.

Kiran has 1 feminine form: Kyra.


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. Census)

Popular varying forms of Kiran (#unlisted) are Kieran (#576 the previous year) and Kieron. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2011 (usage of 0.263%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.212%, down 19.4%). Kieran (#576) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Kiran and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Kiran is alike in pronunciation to Keiran, Kieren, Kirone, Kirwan, Kirwen, Koren, Korin and Kyron. Other recommended similar baby names are Kairn, Karam, Keiron, Kern, Kian, Kiean and Kram. Like Kiran, these names are not frequently used.