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What does Keelan mean?

Keelan /kee-lan/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Keelan) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keelan is "slender".

Associated with: irish, slender (little)


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

Related boy names: Caolan and Kellen.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Keelanna, Kolan, ..

(female) Keeka, Keelanni, ..

How popular is Keelan?

Keelan is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#29516 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Keelan for boys. Keelan entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #1204 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #1322 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Kelan and Kellen (#444 a year ago) are the prominent related forms of Keelan (#1322 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Keelan reached its peak less than a decade ago (usage of 0.06%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.04%, 24.1%). Kellen is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keelan, 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, Caelen, Calan, Callan, Colan, Cullan, Kaelan, Kaelin, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kealon, Keelin, Kellan, Kellin, Kelwin, Kelwyn, Kilean, Kilian, Killean, Killian, Kylan and Kylen. Other suggested similar names are Beegan, Beeman, Daelan, Declan, Deegan, Faelan, Felan, Gaelan, Jaelan, Kalani, Karlan, Keagan, Kean, Keegan, Keegen, Keeghan, Keeley, Keelie, Keely, Keen, Keenan, Keenen, Keenon, Keeton, Kegan, Keiran, Kelvan, Kenan, Kennan, Kentan (see Kenton), Kernan, Kevan, Keyvan, Kiean, Kienan, Kieran, Klein, Kleon, Leeland, Mellan, Neilan and Phelan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keelan.