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What does Keane mean?

Keane Pronunciation of Keane as a boys' name is pronounced keen. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Old English origin, and the meaning of Keane is "fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye". Actor Edmund Kean. Also form of Cian. Also form of Kane.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ke-, irish, old english, fighter (warrior)


VARIANTS Kean, Keen, Keene, Keyne



(male) Kone, ..

(female) Keake, ..

Keane Remy (K.R.), ..

How popular is Keane?

Keane is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3121 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Kane (#430 FROM RECENT DATA), Keenan (#931) and Cian (#1198) are the popular variation forms of Keane (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Adoption of these relations of Keane was at its apex in 2015 (USAGE OF 0.06%). Keenan has historically been the top pick of parents, although Kane seems to be gaining favor too, while Keenan is no longer trendy. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cian, Kane, Keenan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cian, Kane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keane is alike in pronunciation to Caine, Coyne, Kahn, Kain, Kaine, Kayne, Ken, Kenn, Keon, Khan, Khanh, Kian and Kiean. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bane, Benne, Berne, Blane, Chane, Crane, Dane, Deane, Delane, Dene, Doane, Duane, Dwane, Fane, Hearne, Heine, Herne, Kade, Kahane, Kale, Kana, Kano, Kaye, Keagen, Kealey, Kealy, Keandre, Keanu, Kearie, Kearn, Kearne, Kearney, Kearns, Kearny, Keary, Keats, Keefe, Keenen, Kegan, Kelan, Kelle, Kenan, Kenner, Kennet, Kenney, Kennie, Kennt, Kenny, Kent, Keoni, Kern, Kevan, Keye, Kline, Kwame, Lane, Leone, Rane, Rene, Renne, Shane and Zane. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keane.

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