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Kieran Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Kieran is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Kieran is "small and dark skinned".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "little black one".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 576 in baby name popularity for boys with 480 occurrences.  It ranked 4385 in popular baby names for girls with 33 occurrences. 

View the Kieran Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kieran has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kieran to other names.


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Kieran is a variant spelling of Kiaran.

Variants of the name Kieran include Kyran.

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Just for fun, see the name Kieran in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.