Home > Keen


What does Keen mean?

Keen Pronunciation of Keen as a name for boys has the meaning "fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye; ancient". Keen is a variant form of Keane (Irish, Gaelic, Old English): actor Edmund Kean. Keen is also a derivative of Keenan (Irish, Gaelic).


ASSOCIATED WITH fighter (warrior), ancient (old)


VARIANTS Keyne, Keene, Kean

OTHER FORMS VIA KEANE, KEENAN Keenen, Keenon, Kennan, Kennon, Kienan, Kienen



Keen Elvis (K.E.), ..

How popular is Keen?

Keen is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1906 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Keen has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Keen is alike in pronunciation to Cain, Con, Conn, Kahn, Kain, Kaine, Kane, Kayne, Kean, Keane, Keene, Ken, Kenn, Keon, Keyne, Khan, Khanh, Kian, Kiean and Quin. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aden, Ameen, Asen, Deen, Den, Deven, Eben, Euen, Even, Freen, Gefen, Iven, Jeren, Kaeden, Kalen, Keagen, Keanu, Kearn, Keefe, Keegan, Keelan, Keelin, Keer, Kees, Keeton, Kelden, Kellen, Kelven, Kemp, Kenan, Kenny, Keoni, Kerem, Kern, Kerr, Kevan, Keven, Keveon, Kevin, Kevon, Keye, Keyes, Keys, Kienen, Kieren, Koren, Len, Oren, Owen, Pen, Regen, Ren, Rien, Ryen and Sten. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keen.