Kiernan: unisex baby name meaning and popularity


A shorter, Anglicized version of the Gaelic surname Mac Thighearnáin, meaning "son of Tiernan." But Kiernan's unisex appeal means that you can use it for a daughter too. Even if there's not a Tiernan to be found in your entire family tree.



Famous people named Kiernan:

Actress Kiernan Shipka; rapper Kiernan Forbes (a.k.a. AKA); pianist Kiernan Box.

Fun fact:

The McKiernans (where this name originated) were very prominent clan leaders in ancient Ireland.

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