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Kiernan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Kiernan is of Irish origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2808 in baby name popularity for boys with 42 occurrences.  It ranked 8226 in popular baby names for girls with 14 occurrences. 

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


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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.