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Meaning and Name Origin

Keelan \ke(e)-lan\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Keelan) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keelan is "slender".


Keelan has 6 variants: Kealan, Keallan, Keallin, Keilan, Keillan and Kelan.

For more information, see also related boy names Caolan and Kellen.


Keelan is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#37688 out of 88799, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Keelan and corresponding names. Kelan and Kellen (#444 a year ago) are the prominent related forms of Keelan (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in the year 2012 and is somewhat lower today. Kellen (#444) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kelan, Kellen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keelan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keelan is pronounced similarly to Caelan, Kaelan, Kaelin, Kalan, Kealon, Keelin, Kellan, Kellin and Kylan. Other suggested similar baby names are Keegan and Keenan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keelan.