Kieran

Pronunciation: ke-e-e-hra-hn
Origin: Ireland
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Kieran is a boy's name of Irish origin, derived from the Gaelic name "Ciarán". It means "little dark one" or "black-haired". The name has a rich history, with Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise being a famous Christian Bishop who is said to be one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. The name "Ciarán" is believed to have existed in the Irish language for over 1,500 years, making it a truly timeless moniker. The origin of the name Kieran can be traced back to the Gaelic word "ciar," which means "dark" or "black-haired". In Celtic and Gaelic baby names, Kieran is also associated with the meaning "dark-skinned" or "black". The name has a strong connection to Irish history and culture, with County Kerry in Ireland being named after Fergus, the King of Ulster, whose son Ciar was a leader and considered the ancestor of the tribe Ciarraige.

Kieran Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Kieran is currently #524 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Kieran is currently #524 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Kieran is currently #516 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Kieran is currently #516 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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