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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kiernan

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Alt. Meaning

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for articulate, a regular wordsmith

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

Notable Persons Named Kiernan

Kiernan Shipka is an actress. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Kiernan was given the name Kiernan Brennan Shipka on November 10th, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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AKA is a hip hop music rapping, record producer, actor, songwriter, and audio engineer. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 2002 to present. AKA was given the name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes on January 28th, 1988 in Cape Town. AKA is also known as The Supa Mega, 3rdWorldBoss, and Kiernan Jordan Forbes (birth name).

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Kiernan Hughes-Mason is a soccer player for the Leatherhead F.C., Arsenal F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Millwall F.C., Cheltenham Town F.C., Tooting & Mitcham United F.C., Chelmsford City F.C., Kettering Town F.C., Grimsby Town F.C., Welling United F.C., Concord Rangers F.C., and Hayes & Yeading United F.C. Kiernan was born on October 22nd, 1991 in Hackney, London, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kiernan

Pat was born on November 20th, 1968 in Calgary.

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Ford Kiernan is an actor, film producer, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Ford was given the name Ford John Kiernan on January 10th, 1962 in Glasgow.

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Rob Kiernan is a soccer player for the Rangers F.C., Watford F.C., Kilmarnock F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., Bradford City A.F.C., Wycombe Wanderers F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., Accrington Stanley F.C., Burton Albion F.C., Brentford F.C., Southend United F.C., Birmingham City F.C., and Republic of Ireland. Rob was born on January 13th, 1991 in Rickmansworth, England.

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Caitlín R. Kiernan is a science fiction, dark fantasy, and weird fiction writer. Caitlín was born on May 26th, 1964 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Ian Kiernan is an environmentalist and yachtsman. His career lasted from 1993 to 1993. Ian was given the name Ian Bruce Carrick Keirnan on October 4th, 1940 in Sydney.

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His career lasted from 1950 to 1960. Tom was born on January 7th, 1939 in Cork (city).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 5 0 5
1969 9 0 9
1970 5 0 5
1971 5 0 5
1972 5 5 0
1976 5 0 5
1978 11 6 5
1980 6 6 0
1981 7 0 7
1982 20 9 11
1983 10 5 5
1984 8 0 8
1985 15 5 10
1986 7 0 7
1987 22 8 14
1988 17 5 12
1989 14 0 14
1990 16 0 16
1991 33 13 20
1992 29 8 21
1993 48 16 32
1994 52 14 38
1995 49 15 34
1996 72 22 50
1997 57 17 40
1998 59 20 39
1999 74 26 48
2000 92 24 68
2001 88 28 60
2002 101 34 67
2003 94 25 69
2004 75 19 56
2005 84 17 67
2006 65 16 49
2007 87 21 66
2008 104 27 77
2009 89 23 66
2010 96 22 74
2011 74 14 60
2012 52 11 41
2013 50 16 34
2014 56 14 42
2015 51 11 40
2016 45 13 32
2017 79 25 54

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Popularity of Kiernan as a first name

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Popularity of Kiernan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kiernan U.S.
  White 94.80% 64.26%
  African American 0.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kiernan

People with the last name Kiernan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kiernan

  • How Popular is the name Kiernan? Kiernan is the 6,704th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kiernan was the 5,802nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kiernan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,042 babies born with the first name Kiernan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kiernan 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 Kiernan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kiernan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kiernan is Sunday, May 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Kiernan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kiernan was in 2008 with a total of 77 babies.
  • Random Kiernan Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kiernan is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Kiernan: Your name in reverse order is Nanreik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kniarne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kiernan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,966 people with the last name Kiernan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kiernan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Kiernan as their last name.

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