Popularity:998
Origin:Irish
Meaning:Little dark one, Black-haired
Kieran is a boy’s name of Irish origin and the Anglicized spelling of the Gaelic surname “O’Ciarán” (pronounced o keer-awn). Kieran means “little dark one” or “black-haired.” Borne by Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, this famous Christian Bishop is said to be one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. The name Ciarán is said to have existed in the Irish language for over 1,500 years, a truly timeless moniker! Naming baby Kieran offers a fresh and modern take on a beloved, historical title.

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