Tierney name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tierney mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tierney

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Iowa, U.S. says the name Tierney means "Master or lord".
  2. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Tierney is of American origin and means "Lord or master".
  3. A user from Indiana, U.S. says the name Tierney is of Irish origin and means "Scotish lord".
  4. According to a user from Ireland, the name Tierney is of Irish origin and means "From Irish 'Tiarna' meaning 'lord'".
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Anglicized from Irish Gaelic Ó Tiarnaigh "descendant of Tiarnaigh", derived from tiarna (“lord, master”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Tierney

Notable Persons Named Tierney

Tierney Sutton

Tierney Sutton is a jazz singing. She plays Vocals. Tierney was born Tierney Sutton on June 28th, 1963.

Tierney Gearon

Tierney Gearon is an artist in the field of photography. Tierney was born in Atlanta.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tierney

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tierney

Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney was an actress. She was most prominent from 1938 to 1938. Gene was given the name Gene Eliza Tierney on November 19th, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 6th, 1991.

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Maura was born Maura Tierney on February 3rd, 1965 in Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Lawrence Tierney

Lawrence Tierney was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1943 to 2000. Lawrence was given the name Lawrence James Tierney on March 15th, 1919 in Brooklyn. He passed away on February 26th, 2002.

Kieran Tierney

Kieran Tierney is a soccer player for the Celtic F.C. and Scotland national under-19 football team. Kieran was born on June 5th, 1997 in Douglas, Isle of Man.

Jacob Tierney

Jacob Tierney is an actor, film director, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1988 to 1988. Jacob was given the name Jacob Daniel Tierney on September 26th, 1979 in Montreal.

Scott Brady

Scott Brady was an actor. He was most prominent from 1948 to 1984. Scott was given the name Gerard Kenneth Tierney on September 13th, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He passed away on April 16th, 1985.

  • John F. Tierney
    Attorney at Law
  • Marc Tierney
    Soccer Player
  • Brian P. Tierney
    Former Chief Executive of Philadelphia Media Holdings
  • George Tierney
    Office Holder
  • Kevin Tierney
  • Mick Pyro
  • Tim Tierney
    Ottawa City Councillor
  • Trevor Tierney
  • Cotton Tierney
    Baseball Player
  • David Tierney
  • Gerard Tierney
  • Frank Aloysius Tierney

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tierney U.S.
  White 95.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tierney

People with the last name Tierney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tierney

  • How Popular is the name Tierney? Tierney is the 4,633rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tierney was the 2,646th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tierney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,811 babies born with the first name Tierney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tierney to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tierney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 46 new born babies.
  • When was Tierney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tierney is Saturday, February 29th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Tierney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tierney was in 1993 with a total of 172 babies.
  • Random Tierney Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tierney is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Tierney: The name spelled backwards is Yenreit. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Reitney. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tierney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,608 people with the last name Tierney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tierney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Tierney as their last name.
  • Tierney name meaning

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