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Kirwan

What does Kirwan mean?

Kirwan Pronunciation of Kirwan [kir-wan] as a name for boys is of Irish derivation, and Kirwan means "little dark one". Kirwan is an alternate spelling of Kerwin (Irish): also possibly (Old English) "swamp friend".

Associated with: irish, little, dark.

Variations

Kirwan has 3 variants: Kerwinn, Kerwyn and Kirwen.

2 more alternative forms via Kerwin: Kervin and Kervyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Kerwan, Kirkas, ..

(female) Kirden, Kirka, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kirwan Ciaran (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kirwan?

Kirwan is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#12410 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kerwin and Kervin are the popular alternative forms of Kirwan (not ranked). Other variants, like Kerwinn, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Kirwan reached its apex 6 decades ago (median #1350). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kervin, Kerwin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kirwan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kirwan is pronounced similarly to Carwyn, Corwan, Corwin, Corwyn, Curran, Keiran, Keirohn, Keirown, Kieran, Kieren, Kieron, Kierren, Kierrin, Kierron, Kiran, Kirone, Koren, Korin, Korrin, Kyran and Kyron. Other recommended names are Abran, Ahran, Aidan, Arlan, Arman, Brian, Daran, Darian, Dekwan, Duran, Eirian, Eirwyn, Ernan, Frean, Garan, Garman, Gilean, Girvan, Gorman, Herman, Iwan, Jerman, Jorian, Kadan, Kairn, Karam, Karlan, Karman, Kavan, Kaydan, Kean, Keegan, Kegan, Keiron, Kelan, Kennan, Kern, Kernan, Kian, Kiean, Kienan, Kiernan, Kilean, Kilian, Kirbey (see Kirby), Kirby, Kirkby, Kirklyn, Kirtland, Kram, Orjan, Rian, Sipryan (see Cipriano) and Urban. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kirwan.

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