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Tierney is a common surname that's also become a common first name. With a sound that's both familiar and a little exotic, it can be a great name for a baby if parents want a child to stand out a bit. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Tierney:

Gaelic: Lord or master

Origin of the name Tierney:

Tierney is a name of Gaelic origin that means either “lord” or “master”.

Symbolism of the name Tierney:

Tierney tends to be a name that symbolizes that hopes that a child will grow up to be great.

Style of the name Tierney:


Gender of the name Tierney:

Tierney is almost always given as a name to female children when used as a first name.

Pronunciation of the name Tierney:


Number of syllables in the name Tierney:


Emotion evoked from the name Tierney:

Tierney tends to evoke respectful emotions as well as emotions related to nostalgia.

Alternative spellings for the name Tierney:

  • Tearney
  • Tiernee
  • Tearnee

Nicknames for the name Tierney:

  • Tier
  • Tiern
  • Nee-nee

Popularity of the name Tierney:

According to the Social Security Administration, this name has never ranked as one of the one thousand most popular baby names in the United States.

Related names for the name Tierney:

  • Fiona
  • Ainslie
  • Tiernan

Great middle names for Tierney and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Tierney:

  • Tierney Sutton (American jazz singer)
  • Tierney Gearon (American photographer)
  • Tierney Pfirman (American basketball player)

Tierneys in popular culture:

  • Tierney James (character from the novel The Grace Year)
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