"descendant of a lord"

Tierney Origin and Meaning

The name Tierney is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of a lord".

Tierney is a Celtic surname with a definite Irish twinkle, a name just waiting to be discovered. Though now sometimes used for girls (in the US, not Ireland), as in jazz singer Tierney Sutton, it still has plenty of masculine punch.

Tierney, in its original Tiarnach form, was the name of several saints. It can also join the ranks of Old Hollywood names, via the haunting actress Gene Tierney. ER actress Maura Tierney is a current surname bearer.

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Famous People Named Tierney

  • Saint Tierney of Clones(Tigernach mac Coirpri), 6th century Irish coarb