Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish boys name Ciaran

How do you pronounce Irish name Ciaran?

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What does the Irish name Ciaran mean?

Ciar “dark” and the diminutive -in it means “little dark one.” Popular for over 1500 years, at least 26 saints have borne the name. The most notable, St. Ciaran of Clonmacnoise (c. 530 AD), was the son of a carpenter who studied with St. Enda for seven years and went on to establish a monastery at Clonmacnoise, on the banks of the River Shannon in County Westmeath. It became a major spiritual and educational center and despite being plundered by the Vikings and the English, remained a major religious center until the 1550s.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Ciaran?

Boy | Male

Is Ciaran a boy or girl name?

Ciaran is traditionally given to a boy.

How do you spell Ciaran in Irish?

It is spelled “Ciaran”.

How do you pronounce Irish name Ciaran?

It is pronounced “keer + awn”” or “”keer + in”.

What is Ciaran in English?

In English, a similar name to the Irish name Ciaran would be “Kieran, Kieron, or Keiran”.

Is Ciaran a rare name?

Ciaran has become somewhat of a rare name despite previous years of popularity. In 2021, Ciaran ranked #336 in Ireland for all baby boys names. Source: