Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. TEER-nakh

Meaning & History

Derived from Old Irish tigerna meaning "lord". This was the name of an Irish saint of the 6th century. In his youth he was kidnapped by Welsh pirates and brought to Wales, but he escaped to Scotland. Eventually he returned to Ireland where he was a bishop of Clogher.

Related Names

Surname DescendantsÓ Tíghearnaigh, Tierney(Irish)


Entry updated November 16, 2019