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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
14k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Tierney

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 46 46 0
1958 26 26 0
1959 14 14 0
1960 18 18 0
1961 10 10 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 11 11 0
1965 9 9 0
1966 17 17 0
1967 15 15 0
1968 15 15 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 18 18 0
1971 10 10 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 19 19 0
1975 15 15 0
1976 34 29 5
1977 24 24 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 29 29 0
1980 38 38 0
1981 57 57 0
1982 50 50 0
1983 53 53 0
1984 37 37 0
1985 77 77 0
1986 70 70 0
1987 96 91 5
1988 106 106 0
1989 102 102 0
1990 113 113 0
1991 140 140 0
1992 147 147 0
1993 172 172 0
1994 133 133 0
1995 98 98 0
1996 107 102 5
1997 103 103 0
1998 95 95 0
1999 105 105 0
2000 110 110 0
2001 94 94 0
2002 100 100 0
2003 98 98 0
2004 100 100 0
2005 77 77 0
2006 90 82 8
2007 73 73 0
2008 86 86 0
2009 100 100 0
2010 59 59 0
2011 89 89 0
2012 63 63 0
2013 56 56 0
2014 64 64 0
2015 47 47 0

Fun Facts about the name Tierney

  • How many people with the first name Tierney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,601 babies born with the first name Tierney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tierney to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tierney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 46 new born babies.
  • When was Tierney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tierney is Saturday, February 29th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Tierney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tierney was in 1993 with a total of 172 babies.
  • Random Tierney Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tierney is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Tierney: Your name in reverse order is Yenreit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eryeint. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tierney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,608 people with the last name Tierney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tierney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Tierney as their last name.
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Popularity of Tierney as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tierney U.S.
  White 95.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tierney

People with the last name Tierney are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Tierney" mean? The list below shows the origins of Tierney as well as things modernly associated with the name Tierney such as celebrities named Tierney.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Tierney

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

  1. A surname​.

Other Inspirations for the Name Tierney

Tierney Brothers
Tierney Sneed
Tierney Sutton
Tierney Communications
Tierney Gearon
Tierney Pitzer
Tierney Plumb
Tierney Sneeringer
Tierney Thys

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tierney

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Maura was born in 1965 as Maura Lynn Tierney in Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1940 to 1980. Gene was born in 1920 as Gene Eliza Tierney in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Lawrence Tierney

Lawrence Tierney is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1943 to 2000. Lawrence was born in 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Jacob Tierney

Jacob Tierney is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Jacob was born in 1979 as Jacob Daniel Tierney in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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What does the name Tierney mean?

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Nis for narrator, tell many stories

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Yis for young, the years never show!

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