Ciaran

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ciaran mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ciaran

"Ciaran" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Black". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Irish Ciarán.

  1. A male given name.
  2. (rare) A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Ciaran

Ciarán Hinds is an actor. He has been prominent since 1976. Ciarán was born on February 9th, 1953 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

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Ciaran Clark is a soccer player for the Aston Villa F.C., England national under-17 football team, England national under-18 football team, and England national under-19 football team. Ciaran was born on September 26th, 1989 in Harrow, England.

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Ciarán Griffiths is an actor. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Ciarán was given the name Ciarán Joseph Griffiths on March 3rd, 1983 in Manchester, England.

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Ciarán McMenamin is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1998. Ciarán was born on October 1st, 1975 in Enniskillen.

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Ciarán Bourke was a music of ireland singer, guitarist, singing, and guitar. He was most prominent from 1962 to 1962. Ciarán was born on February 18th, 1935. He left this life on May 10th, 1988.

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Kieron Moore was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1946 to 1974. Kieron was given the name Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin on October 5th, 1924 in Skibbereen. Kieron is also known as hAnnracháin and Ciarán Ó. He died on July 15th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ciaran

Cian Ciarán is a musician. Cian was born on June 16th, 1976 in Bangor, Wales.

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How popular is the baby name Ciaran in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1959 6 0 6
1968 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1971 12 7 5
1977 5 0 5
1979 7 0 7
1982 5 0 5
1984 7 0 7
1986 11 0 11
1987 12 0 12
1988 11 0 11
1989 16 0 16
1990 8 0 8
1991 17 0 17
1992 17 0 17
1993 26 0 26
1994 38 0 38
1995 27 0 27
1996 36 0 36
1997 48 7 41
1998 48 0 48
1999 45 0 45
2000 41 0 41
2001 49 0 49
2002 47 0 47
2003 66 5 61
2004 69 5 64
2005 60 0 60
2006 63 0 63
2007 70 0 70
2008 85 6 79
2009 74 0 74
2010 62 0 62
2011 78 0 78
2012 61 0 61
2013 81 0 81
2014 83 0 83
2015 73 0 73
2016 65 0 65

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Popularity of Ciaran as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Ciaran

  • How Popular is the name Ciaran? Ciaran is the 7,889th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ciaran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,539 babies born with the first name Ciaran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ciaran to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ciaran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ciaran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ciaran is Friday, September 18th, 1942.
  • What year had the most people named Ciaran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ciaran was in 2014 with a total of 83 babies.
  • Random Ciaran Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ciaran is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Ciaran: Your name in reverse order is Naraic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naaicr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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