What does Keenan mean?
Keenan [keenan] as a boys' name is pronounced KEE-nen. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keenan is "ancient". See also Kenan and Keane. Actors Keenan Wynn, Keenan Ivory Wayans; football player Keenan McCardell.
(male) Kahnan, Keenin, ..
(female) Keenana, Keenke, .. Middle name pairings:
Keenan Omari (K.O.), ..
How popular is Keenan?
Keenan is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1021 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1707 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Keenan was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #354 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is at #931 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Keenan (#931 via latest list) are Kenan (#1665 via latest list), Kennon and Keenen. Other variants, like Keyne, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Keenan was common in 1997 (adoption of 0.05%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.02%, down 67%), with the version Keenan going out of style.
Keenan▼ is pronounced similarly to Cannan, Conan, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon▲, Kanon and Kenyon▼. Other recommended names are Beegan, Beeman, Brenan, Deegan, Fernan, Hernan, Kaelan, Kaemon, Keagan, Kealan, Keegan▲, Keegen, Keeghan, Keelan, Keelin, Keeton, Kegan, Keilan, Keiran, Kelan, Kellan▲, Kelvan, Kenn, Kentan (see Kenton), Kernan, Kevan, Keyvan, Kiean, Kieran▲, Kiernan and Tienan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keenan.See names in meaning and etymology.