User comments for Tierney

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Tierney is too strange in my opinion.
It seems a surname and I can't see it on a girl anyway.
Its sound is not appealing at all.

Aside from that its meaning is "lord" and it was originally masculine, so I prefer a different form of it that is Tiarnach for a boy.
Felie  5/28/2018
My family surname is Tierney. I think it's wonderful the name is used for females or males. It was changed from O' Tierney. It's pretty cool I have documents that take our name back to the 1600's with uncles that were Priests in the Catholic Church. So happy to hear it is liked as a girl's name. Most definitely Irish!
Leonteen Tierney  4/10/2018
My daughter is named Tierney. I don't know anyone else that shares her name!
Lindda  12/10/2016
I know people with the surname Michael... this doesn't mean it's not a Christian name too!
Lindda  12/10/2016
Tierney is the best friend of Gloria Jade Ellis in the book 'Twenty Questions for Gloria' by Martyn Bedford. I love this name for a girl and the association. It could work for a boy but I have only ever heard it on a girl so it's a bit hard to get my head around.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2016
Tierney is my surname. It IS a surname, I can't imagine why anyone would give it as a first name. Would you call your kid "Goldstein Smith?".

I'm English by the way, my whole family is Irish. Maybe Americans are just weird with names but if I met someone with my surname, I would bully them relentlessly.
michaeltierney  7/22/2016
The name Tierney was given to 47 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
Saying it aloud, I realize that "Tierney" sounds a LOT like "tyranny," especially with my American accent.

Despite its uniqueness, I would recommend against using this name on a real child.
AnonymousUser  10/12/2015
My name is Tierney and I like it. I mean, I don't know any different, but it's unique :)
tierney  9/9/2015
My daughter's name is Tierney Quinn. Quinn is also a unisex name. She likes Tierney, doesn't like Quinn as much. :) I love her name.
RahRah  11/7/2014
My name is Tierney and I'm a woman. I do not think masculine at all. In fact I know 3 other women named Tierney as well. Was told it meant "Lordly one". [noted -ed]
tierney_t  10/5/2014
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
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
Tierney is the name of the adopted daughter of the late anti-Communist senator Joseph McCarthy.
bananarama  9/8/2009
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
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
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 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
A friend of mine named her son Tieryn (teer rin) derived from Tierney.
Kasi  3/12/2007
I know a couple people named Tierney, all girls. However, I think it is more of a guys name.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2007
It's a really cool name. I think I might work for both girls and boys.
someone1  1/6/2007
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
Tierney is an awesome name, I was also thinking girl but then again, it does work for a boy.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2006
Since the 1880's Tierney hasn't appeared on the top 1000 list.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
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
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
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
This is a cool sounding name. I like the Irish names.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006

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