What does Keane mean?
Keane [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.
1 feminine form: Keena.Creative forms:
(male) Kaene, Kone, ..
(female) Keake, Keame, .. Middle name pairings:
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?with its variant forms and related boy names. 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)
Keane is alike in pronunciation to Caine, Coyne, Kahn, Kain, Kaine, Kayne, Ken▼, Kenn, Keon, Khan, Khanh, Kian▲ and Kiean. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.