Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. TYEER-nan  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old Irish Tigernán meaning "little lord", from tigerna "lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. It was borne by a 6th-century saint who founded a monastery at Errew. It was also the name of a 12th-century king of Breifne.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesTiarnán, Tiernan, Tierney, Tiarnach(Irish) Tigernach, Tigernán(Old Irish)


Entry updated June 9, 2023