First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mckiernan

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mirth, your laughter.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

K is for kindness, you always show.

I is for innovator, always improving

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mckiernan

David D. McKiernan is a military person. His military service ended in 2009.


Tawnia McKiernan is a director and producer. She was most active from 1996 to present.


John Sammon McKiernan was a Governor of Rhode Island, Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, and List of lieutenant governors of Rhode Island. His career lasted from 1950 to 1951. John was born on October 15th, 1911 in Providence, Rhode Island. He died on March 9th, 1997.


Ruairí McKiernan is a social entrepreneur, activist, and social entrepreneurship. Ruairí was born on December 17th, 1977 in Cavan, Ireland.


Kevin was born in 1944.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 2002. Jim was born on October 11th, 1944 in Cavan. Jim is also known as McKiernan and Jim.


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Popularity of Mckiernan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mckiernan U.S.
  White 94.42% 64.26%
  African American 0.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mckiernan

People with the last name Mckiernan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mckiernan

  • How Popular is the name Mckiernan? As a last name Mckiernan was the 14,279th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Mckiernan? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Mckiernan was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Mckiernan: Your name in reverse order is Nanreikcm. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Renciamnk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mckiernan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,097 people with the last name Mckiernan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mckiernan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mckiernan as their last name since less than 1 person in 141k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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