Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KYEE-ran(Irish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of Ciar. This was the name of two 6th-century Irish saints: Ciarán the Elder, the founder of the monastery at Saighir, and Ciarán the Younger, the founder of the monastery at Clonmacnoise.

Related Names

VariantsKieran, Kieron, Kyran(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesKieran, Kieron, Keiran, Kiaran(English) Ciar(Irish Mythology)
User SubmissionCiaran


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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023