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What does Keefe mean?

Keefe Pronunciation of Keefe [keefe] as a boys' name is pronounced keef. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keefe is "noble, gentle; handsome; lovable, loved". Actor Michael Keefe.

Associated with: irish, noble, gentle, handsome.


Keefe has 1 variant: Keeffe.

Creative forms:
(male) Keele, Kelfe, ..

(female) Keeka, Keemi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keefe Murphy (K.M.), ..

How popular is Keefe?

Keefe is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3060 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Keefe has not been ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Keane, Keefer, Keegen, Keeley, Keelie, Keely, Keen, Keene, Keenen, Keer, Kees, Keifer, Kelle, Keye, Keyne, Kiefer, Kuefer (see Kiefer) and O'Keefe. Like Keefe, these names are not frequently used.

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