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Meaning of the Name Kieran

The first name Kieran is of Scottish, Irish, Gaelic, Celtic, Celtic/Gaelic origin. It is often a boy or girl name. It has the following meaning(s):

Scottish: Balck-haired; a Borrowing from the Irish, Kieran is the Irish Form of the Gaelic Ciaran (Little Dark One), Which is from Ciar (Black, Dark), a Word Meaning 'Dark-haired' or 'Black-haired' When Applied
Irish: Black or Dark
Gaelic: Black
Celtic: Dark Skinned
Gaelic: Little and Dark Skinned; an Irish Saint Who Christianized Southern Ireland. (Kiernan). Origin: Gaelic
Irish: Little, Dark One
Celtic/Gaelic: Little Dark One

Similar Names

Karan | Keiran | Kerman | Kern | Kiernan | Kieron | Kiran | Kyran | Keran | Kerani |

Related Names

Ciaran  (Gaelic)
Dark-haired. Anglicized to Kieran (They are Pronounced the Same Way). Ciara/Kiera for Girls (Pronounced As Kieran But Without the Final 'N'). Origin: Gaelic
Keir  (Celtic)
Dark-skinned (Keiron, Kieran, Kieron, Kerr)
Keira  (Irish)
Feminine of the Irish Gaelic Kieran. Dusky; Dark-haired
Kiera  (Irish)
Feminine of the Irish Gaelic Kieran. Dusky; Dark-haired

Additional Names

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