Tierney Meaning and Origin

The name Tierney is a unisex name meaning “lord or master” and is of Irish origin. Derived from the Gaelic surname Ó Tighearnaigh, meaning “descendant of Tighearnach.” Tighearnach itself is a personal name derived from the word “tighearna,” which translates to “lord” or “master” in English. The surname Tierney is primarily found in Ireland, particularly in County Clare and County Galway. The name Tierney has a rich history and has been associated with various notable individuals. For example, Máiread Corrigan, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate from Northern Ireland, was born Máiread Corrigan Maguire but later changed her name to Máiread Corrigan Maguire Tierney after marrying Jackie Tierney. There are also several actors and actresses with the surname Tierney, such as Gene Tierney and Maura Tierney.

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