US Popularity:6493
Meaning:Lord, master; Dark; Little
Kiernan is a boy’s name of Irish origin. Traditionally used as a surname, Kiernan means “lord” or “master.” The name is an adaptation of the Anglicized MacKiernan, which comes from the Gaelic last name Mac Thighearnáin. 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” or “little,” which comes from the Irish Kieran or Ciaran. 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.

Kiernan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kiernan is currently #1956 on The Bump
Boy:Kiernan is currently #1088 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kiernan is currently #6493 in U.S. births
Boy:Kiernan is currently #3828 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 172
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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