Girl name origins & meanings
- Irish, Scottish : Dusky; dark-headed; dark; black
Boy name origins & meanings
- Celtic : Dark-skinned
- Gaelic : Small and dark-skinned
Boy name variations
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).