Ciaran: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ciaran

Ciaran

Pronunciation: KEE-rən (key)

Origin of the name Kieran:

A borrowing from the Irish, Kieran is the Irish form of the Gaelic Ciarán (little dark one), which is from ciar (black, dark), a word meaning "dark-haired" or "black-haired" when applied to humans. Var: Kiaran.

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I like Ciaran SO much more than Kieran. I've recently seen it on a few girls in other parts of the country; that is so wrong. Ciaran has a perfectly good feminine-- Ciara.

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The original Irish Gaelic form of Kieran.
Kieran is an Anglicization of Ciaran.

Famous real-life people named Ciaran: | Edit

Ciarán Brennan (Ciarán Ó Braonáin)- Irish singer/songwriter
Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor (Rome, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, etc.)
Ciarán mac an Tsair (St. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise), founder of the monastery of Clonmacnoise, 516-546 C.E.
Ciarán mac Luaigne (St. Ciarán of Saigir), 501-530 C.E.

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