Kieran - boys name

Kieran name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 87%

Kieran name meaning:

The name Kieran is of Gaelic origin and is predominantly given to boys. It is derived from the Irish name CiarĂ¡n, which means "dark-haired" or "black." The name Kieran has a strong connection to Irish culture and history, as it was borne by several notable figures in Irish mythology and has remained popular in Ireland and among those of Irish descent.

People named Kieran are often described as charismatic, intelligent, and creative individuals with a deep sense of loyalty and integrity. They tend to be independent thinkers and have a natural curiosity about the world around them. Kierans are known for their charming and friendly nature, which allows them to easily connect with others and establish strong relationships.

In summary, the name Kieran carries the meaning of "dark-haired" or "black" and is associated with Irish heritage and culture. Those named Kieran are often characterized as charismatic, intelligent, and creative individuals with a strong sense of loyalty and integrity.

Origin: Celtic

Small and dark-skinned.


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Overall UK ranking: 605 out of 4789

62 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (262)

Historical popularity of Kieran

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