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

Meaning & History

From Old Irish Tigernach, derived from tigerna meaning "lord". This was the name of an Irish saint, the founder of the monastery at Clones in the 6th century. According to some tales of his life, he was taken by British pirates to the monastery of Rosnat in his youth, but he escaped and returned to Ireland.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesTierney, Tiarnach, Tiarnán, Tiernan(Irish) Tigernach, Tigernán(Old Irish)


Entry updated June 9, 2023