"little lord"

Tiernan Origin and Meaning

The name Tiernan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little lord".

Tiernan is the slightly edgier and sharper cousin of Kiernan. This is one Irish surname that is attractive but distinctive; Tierney is another, related, option.

Tiernan was a popular name in early and medieval Ireland and was borne by several kings and saints. It is currently high on the list in Northern Ireland.

# 833 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Tiernan

  • Tiernan O'Rourke (Tigernan Ua Ruairc)12th century Irish king of Breifne
  • Tiernan O'HalloranIrish rugby player