"little dark one"

Ciaran Origin and Meaning

The name Ciaran is boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little dark one".
Extremely popular in Ireland, Ciaran is also well used in England and is beginning to be adopted by parents in the U.S., though usually via the more American-friendly Kieran spelling. The Irish spelling is, however, becoming more familiar on this side of the Atlantic, due to the rising popularity of Belfast-born actor Ciaran Hinds.

Although it was the name of twenty-six saints in Ireland, Ciaran was not used as a secular name there until the 1950s.

Ciaran Popularity

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Famous People Named Ciaran

  • Ciaran HindsNorthern Irish actor
  • Ciaran Gerard CarsonNorthern Irish novelist and poet
  • Ciaran Patrick O'BrienAmerican soccer player
  • Ciaran ClarkEnglish,Irish footballer
  • Ciaran GribbinNorthern Irish singer,songwriter
  • Ciaran FitzgeraldIrish rugby union player
  • Ciaran HearnCanadian rugby union player
  • Ciaran McDonaldNorthern Irish music artist

Ciaran in Pop Culture

  • Ciaran McCarthycharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"