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What does Keanu mean?

Keanu Pronunciation of Keanu [keanu] as a boys' name is pronounced kay-AH-noo, kee-AH-noo. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Keanu is "the breeze". Actor Keanu Reeves.


1 feminine form: Kiana.

Creative forms:
(male) Kanu, Koanu, ..

(female) Keaani, Keaka, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keanu Wade (K.W.), ..

How popular is Keanu?

Keanu is an uncommonly occurring given name for males and an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Keanu was first listed in 1991 and reached its highest position of #537 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #1020 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keanu name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keanu outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keanu is alike in pronunciation to Kana, Kano, Kanoa, Kenney, Kennie, Kenny and Keoni. Other suggested similar names are Kane, Kealy, Kean, Keane, Kearn, Kearne, Kearns, Kearny, Keary, Keats, Keen, Keene, Kegan, Kelan, Ken, Kenan, Kenn, Kennt, Kent, Keon, Kern, Kevan, Keyne, Khan, Khanh, Kian and Kiean. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keanu.

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