Kieran Name Meaning & Origin

Kieran

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Kier Bear, Kiery, Kiers, Kierwin, Kiery weiry, Kier

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Irish "dark-haired, dark-complexion"

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Kieran Culkin, actor (Macaulay Culkin's younger brother)
Ciaran Hinds, British actor
Kieran Hayes, "Table for 12", twin
Kieran Gibbs, English soccer player for Arsenal
Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal (b. 2008), son of American actress and producer Julianna Margulies
Kieran Thomas Roberts (b. 2010), son of American actress Alana de la Garza

Kieran in song, story & screen: | Edit

Kieran Wilcox, character in Scream Tv Series
Kieran O’Connell, character in The Originals Tv Show
Kieran is a character in the video game Dragon Age: Inquisition

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