Kieran

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kieran

"Kieran" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Dark". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A male given name, an anglicized form of Ciarán.
  2. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Kieran

Kieran Culkin is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Kieran was given the name Kieran Kyle Culkin by his parent Kit Culkin on September 30th, 1982 in New York City.

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Kieran Trippier is a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Manchester City F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester City F.C., Barnsley F.C., Burnley F.C., England national under-18 football team, England national under-19 football team, and England national under-20 football team. Kieran was born on September 19th, 1990 in Bury, England.

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Kieran Hebden is an electronica, folktronica, intelligent dance music, trip hop, dubstep, post-rock, and outsider house musician. He plays Piano, Drum kit, Guitar, Harpsichord, French horn, and Synthesizer. He was most prominent from 1998 to 1998. Kieran is also known as Four Tet, 4, Percussions, and 4T Recordings.

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Kieran Gibbs is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C., Wimbledon F.C., Arsenal F.C. Academy, Norwich City F.C., England national under-19 football team, England national under-20 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Kieran was born on September 26th, 1989 in Lambeth, London, England.

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Kieran Richardson is a soccer player for the Aston Villa F.C., West Ham United F.C., Manchester United F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Fulham F.C., England national under-18 football team, England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Kieran was born on October 21st, 1984 in Greenwich, London, England.

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Kieran Tierney is a soccer player for the Celtic F.C. and Scotland national under-19 football team. Kieran was born on June 5th, 1997 in Douglas, Isle of Man.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kieran

Dan Kieran is a travel and slow movement (culture) writer. Dan was born on June 10th, 1975.

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Michael is also known as Kieran and Michael. He left this life on September 15th, 1869.

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Len Kieran was an athlete for the Tranmere Rovers F.C. and Macclesfield Town F.C. Len was born on July 25th, 1926 in Birkenhead, England. He breathed his last breath on July 24th, 1981.

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Lyons was born in 1989 in Fiji.

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Barney was born on October 6th, 1886. Barney is also known as Barney Kieran. He left this life on December 22nd, 1905.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 8 0 8
1921 8 0 8
1923 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1926 7 0 7
1928 5 0 5
1929 8 0 8
1931 9 0 9
1932 5 0 5
1934 9 0 9
1935 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1938 8 0 8
1939 7 0 7
1940 7 0 7
1941 5 0 5
1942 7 0 7
1944 10 0 10
1945 5 0 5
1946 15 0 15
1947 12 0 12
1948 11 0 11
1949 14 5 9
1950 18 0 18
1951 12 0 12
1952 23 5 18
1953 20 0 20
1954 12 0 12
1955 26 0 26
1956 22 0 22
1957 27 0 27
1958 35 0 35
1959 38 6 32
1960 43 6 37
1961 39 0 39
1962 33 0 33
1963 40 7 33
1964 46 7 39
1965 56 10 46
1966 39 0 39
1967 50 8 42
1968 40 5 35
1969 36 6 30
1970 50 6 44
1971 64 10 54
1972 33 5 28
1973 43 5 38
1974 50 15 35
1975 42 0 42
1976 35 0 35
1977 49 6 43
1978 55 5 50
1979 56 7 49
1980 53 10 43
1981 58 8 50
1982 78 19 59
1983 62 13 49
1984 87 13 74
1985 79 14 65
1986 74 12 62
1987 71 11 60
1988 76 12 64
1989 92 8 84
1990 121 12 109
1991 120 15 105
1992 141 17 124
1993 216 23 193
1994 264 31 233
1995 297 32 265
1996 320 42 278
1997 295 36 259
1998 352 60 292
1999 378 59 319
2000 470 54 416
2001 465 55 410
2002 456 57 399
2003 481 52 429
2004 481 56 425
2005 464 56 408
2006 499 54 445
2007 527 77 450
2008 569 67 502
2009 591 63 528
2010 522 53 469
2011 613 51 562
2012 504 36 468
2013 505 34 471
2014 516 33 483
2015 588 29 559
2016 558 23 535
2017 600 34 566

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Popularity of Kieran as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kieran U.S.
  White 95.53% 64.26%
  African American 1.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kieran

People with the last name Kieran are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kieran

  • What name lists does Kieran rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kieran? Kieran is the 2,081st most popular name of all time. As a last name Kieran was the 49,461st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kieran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,955 babies born with the first name Kieran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kieran to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kieran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Kieran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kieran is Tuesday, July 29th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Kieran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kieran was in 2017 with a total of 566 babies.
  • Random Kieran Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kieran is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 45 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Kieran: Your name in reverse order is Nareik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akreni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kieran? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 425 people with the last name Kieran.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kieran? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kieran as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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