Tierney is a gender-neutral name of Irish origin and derived from the word tiarna, meaning “lord, master.” A unique first name, Tierney comes from the surname O’Tierney, the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Tíghearnaigh, meaning “descendant of a lord.” A title steeped in Irish history, various forms of the name Tierney were borne by saints. Tierney is also a surname that can be found across the globe due to Irish immigration and has truly made its mark on the world. If you’d like a name that honors baby’s Irish ancestry while also carrying the regal air of a lord, Tierney is an excellent choice!
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