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Boy Name: Kearns

Name: Kearns
Pronunciation: \ke(ar)-ns\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: small swarthy one
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Kairns, Cairns
Similar Names: Kearn, Kearne, Kearny
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2270


Kearns \ke(ar)-ns\ as a boy's name is a variant of Kern (Irish, Gaelic), and the meaning of Kearns is "small swarthy one".

The baby name Kearns sounds like Kairns and Cairns. Other similar baby names are Kearn, Kearne and Kearny.


Kearns is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2270 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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