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What does Keenan mean?

Keenan Pronunciation of 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ke-, irish, ancient (old)


VARIANTS Keen, Keenen, Keenon, Kennan, Kennon, Kienan, Kienen




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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)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Keenan (#931 VIA LATEST LIST) are Kenan (#1665), 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keenan, Keenen, Kenan, Kennon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keenan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keenan is pronounced similarly to Cannan, Conan, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon, Kanon and Kenyon. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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