The child, adopted by his son Ben and wife Andelynne, is black. The circumstances of his adoption are unknown.
“Kieran” is common name in Ireland, and though it does mean “black” or “dark,” it usually denotes a link to Fergus, King of Ulster, a figure in Irish legend.
The name descends from “Ciar,” one of Fergus’s sons, who is said to have given birth to theCiarraige, a medieval Irish people who gave their name to County Kerry.
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