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Gender: M Meaning of Kieran: "little dark one" Origin of Kieran: Irish Kieran's Popularity in 2014: #576

Long popular in Ireland and England, Kieran, the name of Ireland's first-born saint and twenty-five other saints, has been building its U.S. fan base. Strong and attractive, with a fashionable Irish brogue, its only drawback is possible confusion with such female choices as Karen and Kyra. While Ciaran is the more authentic Irish spelling, the anglicized Kieran will be easier for Americans to understand.

Julianna Margulies chose Kieran for her son, and Kieran is a Culkin brother to Macaulay and Rory. Kier is an attractive short form, and Kiera/Keira is Kieran's girl twin.

Famous People Named Kieran

Kieran Kyle Culkin, American actor and brother of Macaulay
Kieran James Ricardo Gibbs, English footballer
Kieran Christopher Lee, English footballer
Kieran Ricardo Agard, English footballer
Kieran O'Donnell, Irish politician
Kieran Mulroney, American actor
Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal, son of American actress Julianna Margulies
Kieran Romney, grandson of American politician Mitt Romney
Kieran from T-Mobile, Internet meme

Pop Culture References for the name Kieran

Kieran, character In the Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Kieran, character on TV's "Chasing Life"
Kieran, possible son of Morrigan in the video game "Dragon Age"
Kieran Branson, Tom Branson's brother on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Kieran, character on MTV's Scream

Keiran, Keiren, Keiron, Keirnon, Kiaron, Kiarron, Kier, Kieren, Kierian, Kierien, Kiernan, Kieron, Kierr, Kierre, Kierron, Kyran

Kieran's International Variations

Ciarán, Ciarán (Irish)