Meaning and Origin of: Kieran

Kieran is of Celtic and Gaelic origins meaning "Dark-skinned."

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish, Scottish : Dusky; dark-headed; dark; black

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Celtic : Dark-skinned
  • Gaelic : Small and dark-skinned

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciaráin ‘descendant of Ciarán’, a byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired’. It was borne by two Irish saints, a hermit of the 5th century and the founder of the monastery at Clonmacnoise (d. 547).

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