Meaning:son of a lord; dark haired
Kiernan is a boy’s name of Irish origin. Traditionally used as a surname, Kiernan means “son of a lord.” The name is an adaptation of the anglicized MacKiernan which translates to “Kiernan’s son.” In medieval times, the Kiernan clan lived throughout the west of Ireland, where the name still lives on to the present day. As a modern first name, Kiernan can also mean “dark-haired.” Depending on your preferences, a name like Kiernan allows you to honor your ancestral roots or highlight baby’s natural features at the same time.
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