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This is a cool sounding name. I like the Irish names.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2006
My sister's name is Tierney. Although I'm usually against surnames used as first names, especially for females, I have to say that I really like my sister's name.
-- Ashmar  6/22/2006
I think this is an awesome name for a girl. It is dynamic, strong. It's also the surname of Gene Tierney, a famous actress. I like it because it's unique.
-- .yvette.  8/21/2006
I was surprised to see this name listed as masculine, I was thinking that this was a cool sounding name for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2006
Since the 1880's Tierney hasn't appeared on the top 1000 list.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Tierney is an awesome name, I was also thinking girl but then again, it does work for a boy.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2006
I have only heard this name on a girl. With that, I think it is a very beautiful girl's name.
-- khaotickharma  12/27/2006
It's a really cool name. I think I might work for both girls and boys.
-- someone1  1/6/2007
I know a couple people named Tierney, all girls. However, I think it is more of a guys name.
-- Anonymous User  2/14/2007
A friend of mine named her son Tieryn (teer rin) derived from Tierney.
-- Kasi  3/12/2007
I speak Gaelic and I am do not like to see the words being corrupted and mangled into something that sounds trendy and does not age well (I associate this name with little girls and not with adults).

And add the fact that the name is a corruption of "Ó Tighearnaigh", meaning "descendant of the Lord", "tiarna/tighearna" (TCHEE-ar-na) meaning "lord" in Gaelic. As if naming your child "Princess" or "Prince" was not enough.

If you want a feminine equivalent, it would be something like "Bentierney", from my on-the-spot creation "Ó Baintighearnaigh", "descendant of the Lady"; "bantiarna/baintighearna" (BAHN-tchyar-na) is the feminine equivalent in Gaelic to "ti(ghe)arna".

I'm through with ranting.
-- gaelruadh19  7/9/2007
Tierney is my middle name. It goes back to at least my great grandfather, so it must have been changed from "Ó Tighearnaigh" when my family came over from Ireland. I think it is a strong name and would make a great first name - I like boyish names for girls rather than super-feminine ones.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2007
I think this is a wonderful name because it sounds strong, rhythmical and kind. It seems naturally suited to being a first name even though it was originally a surname.
-- Katja Eidis  1/26/2008
I know one person named Tierney, and she's a girl. I've always thought her name was unique and pretty. I actually wouldn't like it on a boy, but I may be biased seeing as I only know a girl Tierney.
-- meggsxx3  4/20/2009
Tierney is the name of the adopted daughter of the late anti-Communist senator Joseph McCarthy.
-- bananarama  9/8/2009
I always think of the 1940's actress, Gene Tierney. Yes, she was Gene, not Jean. Her most remembered role, for me, was in the film noir, Laura, with its haunting theme music. I also think of the word tyranny.
-- Ada Isabel  9/22/2009
My granddaughter's name is Tierney Gean. Her mother's name is Taryn. My name is Tina. We love T's and Irish names.
-- All things Irish  5/28/2014

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