[ 3 syll. tier-ney, ti-ern-ey ] The baby boy name Tierney is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is TIHIYRNiy- †. Tierney is used predominantly in the Irish language and it is derived from Celtic origins. It is derived from the elements 'tighearna' meaning lord ; 'tigern' lord. The name is Anglicized from Tighearnach, which is itself from 'tighearna'. The name was borne by a 6th-century Irish saint who served as the abbot of Clones and later as the bishop of Clogher.
Tierney is a variant of the name Tiernan (Irish).
Tierney is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Tierney include Tarana, Taurean, Taurino, Terriun, Terriyn, Tiarnee, Tiarney, Tiarni, Tiarnie, Tiarny, Tiernan, Tighearnach, Tighearnán, Tyroney, Tyryn, Terione, Terrione, Toriano, Taran, and Tarin.
† English pronunciation for Tierney: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"