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What does Tierney mean?

Tierney Pronunciation of Tierney as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Tierney) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Tierney is "lord". Unusual surname, though made familiar by Gene Tierney's fame.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, surname


VARIANTS Tiernan, Tierneigh, Tiernie



Tierney Charlee (T.C.), ..

How popular is Tierney?

Tierney is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2491 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Tierney entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #1062 in the U.S. in the year 1993, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bianey, Birdey, Cherey, Cherrey, Chesney, Cidney, Deney, Diedrey, Fernley, Jenney, Jerrey, Kerrey, Marney, Mercey, Mersey, Penney, Perley, Perrey, Reney, Reyney, Sherey, Sherrey, Sidney, Sivney, Taney, Tawney, Teddey (see Theodora), Teone, Terea, Teree, Terez, Terie, Terree, Terrey, Terry, Tessey, Theone, Tiane, Tianne, Tiare, Tiera, Tierra, Tierre, Tierrea (see Tierra), Tierria, Tiersa, Tierza, Tiferet, Tiffaney, Tiffney (see Tiffany), Tilley, Timmey, Tine, Tiny, Tirien, Tirrien, Toney, Torey, Torrey, Treasey (see Tracy) and Trelaney (see Trelane). These names tend to be more frequently used than Tierney.

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