What does Keenan mean?
Keenan /keen-an/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Keenan for boys. Keenan was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #354 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is at #815 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Keenan (#815 a year ago) are Kenan and Keenen. Variants like Kean are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in 1991 (usage of 0.2447%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0617%, down 74.8%), with the version Keenan becoming less in vogue. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Keenan and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)