What does Keen mean?
Keen [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).
(male) Kaeen, Kenen, ..
(female) Keden, Keenna, .. Middle name pairings:
Keen Jayvion (K.J.), ..
How popular is Keen?
Keen is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#1906 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Keen (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Keenan (#931 in 2015), Keenen and Kennon. These forms of Keen were popular 18 years ago (adoption of 0.04%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.01%, 73% less), with the version Keenan becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Keen is alike in pronunciation to Cain▲, Con, Conn, Kahn, Kain, Kaine, Kane▲, Kayne, Ken▼, Kenn, Keon, Khan, Khanh, Kian▲, Kiean and Quin. Other suggested similar names are Aden, Ameen, Aren, Asen, Beven, Deen, Den, Deven▼, Eben, Euen, Even, Ewen, Freen, Glen▼, Iven, Jeren, Jeven, Kadeen, Kaeden, Kagen, Keanu, Kearn, Keder, Keefe, Keegen, Keelin, Keely, Keer, Kees, Keh, Keir, Kell, Kellen, Kemp, Kennt, Kenny▼, Kent▼, Keoni, Kerem, Kern, Kevan, Keven▼, Keveon, Kevin▼, Kevon▼, Key, Keye, Keyes, Keys, Klein, Kleon, Koren, Neven, Pen, Regen, Ren, Ryen, Sten and Sven. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keen.See names in meaning and etymology.