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What does Keelan mean?

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 on this name, 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 (#29516 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kelan and Kellen (#444 a year ago) are the prominent related forms of Keelan (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 2012 (usage of 0.3315%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.278%, down 16.1%). Kellen (#444) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Keelan and corresponding names. (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.