masculine Ciarán

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Name Root:
CIAR > Ciarán
This name derives from the Gaelic “Ciarán,” meaning “little dark one” or “blacky,” from the Irish element “ciar,” meaning “black, dark.” The name is popularized by the Irish saints dating back from the 5th-century. Ciarán was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland and is considered the first saint to have been born in Ireland. However, the legend that he preceded Saint Patrick is questionable. Ciarán was bishop of Saigir (Seir-Kieran) and remained the patron saint of its successor, Ossory’s diocese.



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gaelic (latinized)
old norse

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Numerological Values: #1

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Notable People and Personalities

Ciarán Brennan (born 1956), Irish Musician
Ciarán Cannon (born 1965), Irish Politician
Ciarán Carey (born 1970), Irish Hurling Player
Ciarán Carson (born 1948), Irish Poet And Playwright
Ciarán Cuffe (born 1963), Irish Politician
Ciarán Farrell (born 1969), Irish Composer
Ciarán Griffiths (born 1983), British Actor
Ciarán Hinds (born 1953), Irish Actor
Ciarán Kenny (born 1984), Irish Hurler
Ciarán Lenehan (born 1990), Irish Footballer
Ciarán Lynch (born 1964), Irish Politician
Ciarán Lyng (born 1985), Irish Footballer
Ciarán Mac Mathúna (1925–2009), Irish Broadcaster And Music Expert
Ciarán Martyn (born 1980), Irish Footballer
Ciarán Mcdonald, Irish Gaelic Football Player
Ciarán Mcmenamin (born 1975), Irish Actor
Ciarán Murphy (born 1940), Irish Politician
Ciarán O Gealbháin, Irish Singer
Ciarán O'keeffe (born 1971), British Parapsychologist
Ciarán Power (born 1976), Irish Cyclist
Ciarán Sheehan (born 1990), Irish Gaelic Footballer
Ciarán Walsh, Irish Former Gaelic Footballer
Ciarán Whelan (born 1976), Irish Former Footballer