What does Keenan mean?
Keenan \ke(e)-nan\ 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.
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 (#1908 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in 1991 and is now much lower, 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)