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What does Cairn mean?

Cairn Pronunciation of Cairn as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cairn is "mound of rocks". Place name. Cairns were built as far back as the Stone Age, and many of these ancient cairns can be seen in the British Isles.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, gaelic, ancient (old), british (england)


VARIANTS Cairne, Cairns, Kairn, Kairne, Kairns

SEE ALSO Carnell

(male) Canirn, ..

(female) Caian, ..

Cairn Ander (C.A.), ..

How popular is Cairn?

Cairn is an uncommon given name for men. Cairn is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Carnell is the only popular variation form of Cairn (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Cairn was more pronounced 48 years ago. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carnell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cairn is pronounced similarly to Carne, Kearn, Keiron and Kern. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Cadan, Caden, Cadon, Cadyn, Caerd, Cahan, Cai, Caidan, Caide, Caiden, Caidin, Caidon, Caile, Cailin, Caily, Cain, Caine, Caio, Caird, Cairde, Cairo, Caius, Calan, Camren, Camron, Camry, Canon, Card, Carl, Carny, Caron, Carr, Cary, Cason, Cavan, Chairo, Chiro, Cian, Ciro, Clair, Claire, Crain and Nairn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cairn.