What does Keegan mean?
Keegan /kee-gan/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Related boy name: Hugo.Kreatif forms: Kaigan, Keigan, Kigan. [more]
How popular is Keegan?
Keegan is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3388 out of 150436, Top 2%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Hugo (#438 the previous year), Keagan (#746) and Kegan are the prominent alternative forms of Keegan (#238 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2008 (usage of 0.475%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3945%, down 16.9%), with the versions Keagan and Kegan becoming less fashionable. Hugo (#438) and Keegan (#238) are two of the more chic birth names here, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for Hugo. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Keegan and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)