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What does Tiernan mean?

Tiernan Pronunciation of Tiernan [tier-nan] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Tiernan) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Tiernan is "lord".

Associated with: irish.


Tiernan has 3 variants: Tiarnan, Tiarney and Tierney.

Creative forms:
(male) Thernan, Tierman, ..

(female) Tierna, Tierta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tiernan Raiden (T.R.), ..

How popular is Tiernan?

Tiernan is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#11981 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tiernan was first listed in 2003 and reached its top rank of #1738 in the U.S. in 2007, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnan, Brenan, Brennan, Ciaran, Eirian, Ernan, Fernan, Ferran, Finan, Fionan, Fionnan, German, Girvan, Herman, Hernan, Jeran, Jerman, Keenan, Kenan, Kennan, Kernan, Kiean, Kienan, Kieran, Kiernan, Kiran, Kirwan, Riordan, Sherman, Siprian, Sipryan (see Cipriano), Tannan, Taran, Tarran, Taurean, Teagan, Tedman, Tegan, Teigan, Teman, Tenant, Tennant, Terah, Teran, Tern, Teron, Terran, Terrin, Terron, Terryn, Teryn, Tevan, Teytan, Theron, Therron, Thorian, Thurman, Tienan, Tiesen, Tillman, Tilman, Tirohn, Tirown (see Tyrone), Toran, Torean, Torran, Torrian, Trevan, Trevian, Tynan and Zimran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tiernan.

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in meaning and etymology.