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Meaning and Name Origin

Keegan \ke(e)-gan\ as a boys' name is pronounced KEE-gan. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keegan is "small flame; ardent". Historian John Keegan.


Variations

Keegan has 7 variants: Kagan, Kagen, Keagan, Keagen, Keegen, Keeghan and Kegan.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Hugo.


Popularity

Keegan is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3631 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Keegan for boys. Keegan was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #222 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #238 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keegan name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Keegan and affiliated names. Hugo (#438 the previous year), Keagan (#746) and Kegan are the prominent alternative forms of Keegan (#238 the previous year). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2008 and are somewhat less popular today, with the versions Keagan and Kegan becoming less fashionable. Hugo (#438) and Keegan (#238) are two of the more chic birth names here, with Hugo going through a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hugo, Keagan, Keegan, Kegan in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Beegan, Deegan, Keelan and Keenan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keegan.

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