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n. 1 (given name male from=Irish). 2 (label en rare) (given name female from=Irish).


Ciarán ( Irish pronunciation: /) or Ciaran ( Scottish) is a Gaelic male given name meaning "little dark one" or "blacky", produced by appending a diminutive suffix to ciar ("black", "dark"). The female form is Ciara.

The name became common in reference to Ciar, son of Fergus mac Róich, who gave his name to the Ciarraige and County Kerry, and two early Irish saints both counted among the Twelve Apostles of Ireland, Ciarán the Elder and Ciarán the Younger.

It is anglicized in various ways: Ciaran, Kieran, Kyran, Keiron, Keiren, Kieren, Keiran, Ceiran, etc.

Usage examples of "ciaran".

Matthew had overtaken, surely, a Ciaran grown weary of his penitential austerities, now there was no one by to see.

Ciaran and Matthew were first reported, by Brother Adam of Reading, coming from the south into Abingdon for their nights lodging, two together.

Since Ciaran was sitting quietly in the cloister garth, it seemed a pity he should be made to walk through the gardens to the herbarium, when Cadfaels broad brown feet were in excellent condition, and sensibly equipped with stout sandals.

For as Ciaran swore to keep the terms laid down on pain of death, so did I swear an oath as solemn to follow him the length of the land, and if ever he broke his terms for a moment, to have his life as payment for my lord.