First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Kerrigan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kerrigan

"Kerrigan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Dusky: dark A surname". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Kerrigan

Kerrigan Mahan is a voice acting and voice actor. His ongoing career started in 1975. Kerrigan was given the name Kerrigan Patrick Mahan on January 27th, 1955 in Los Angeles.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan is a figure skater.


Ryan Kerrigan is an athlete. Ryan was born on August 16th, 1988 in Muncie, Indiana. Ryan is also known as Kerrigan, Patrick Ryan; Kerrigan, and P. Ryan.


Kim McLagan was a model and beautician. Kim was given the name Maryse Elizabeth Patricia Kerrigan on December 30th, 1948 in Leicester, England. Kim is also known as Kim Kerrigan and Kim Moon. She passed away on August 2nd, 2006.


Jonathan Kerrigan is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Jonathan was born on October 14th, 1972 in Lincolnshire.


Lodge Kerrigan is a film director and screenwriter. His career lasted from 1993 to 1993. Lodge was born in 1964 in New York City.


J. M. Kerrigan was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1907 to 1960. J. was given the name Joseph Michael Kerrigan on December 16th, 1884 in Dublin. He left this life on April 29th, 1964.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 5 5 0
1985 6 6 0
1990 7 7 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 15 8 7
1994 19 19 0
1995 43 36 7
1996 111 102 9
1997 93 87 6
1998 95 95 0
1999 82 82 0
2000 106 101 5
2001 113 113 0
2002 113 108 5
2003 93 87 6
2004 82 76 6
2005 84 84 0
2006 90 90 0
2007 69 69 0
2008 70 70 0
2009 85 85 0
2010 68 68 0
2011 95 95 0
2012 118 118 0
2013 119 112 7
2014 113 104 9
2015 103 98 5
2016 85 79 6

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Popularity of Kerrigan as a first name

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Popularity of Kerrigan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kerrigan U.S.
  White 94.76% 64.26%
  African American 0.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kerrigan

People with the last name Kerrigan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kerrigan

  • How Popular is the name Kerrigan? Kerrigan is the 6,483rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kerrigan was the 5,204th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kerrigan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,090 babies born with the first name Kerrigan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kerrigan 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 Kerrigan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kerrigan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kerrigan is Monday, December 8th, 1919.
  • What year had the most people named Kerrigan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kerrigan was in 2012 with a total of 118 babies.
  • Random Kerrigan Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kerrigan is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Kerrigan: Your name in reverse order is Nagirrek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gkreirna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kerrigan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,714 people with the last name Kerrigan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kerrigan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Kerrigan as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.