CIARÁN
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Irish
PRONOUNCED: KEER-awn, KEE-ar-awn   [key]
Meaning & History
Diminutive of CIAR. This was the name of two Irish saints: Saint Ciarán the Elder, the patron of the Kingdom of Munster, and Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, the founder of a monastery in the 6th century.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Kieran, Kieron, Kyran
FEMININE FORMS: Ciara, Kiera
OTHER LANGUAGES: Piran (Cornish), Keiran, Kiaran (English)
Popularity
England/Wales  ranked #382 
Ireland  ranked #62 
Northern Ireland  ranked #97 
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