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What does Keenen mean?

Keenen Pronunciation of Keenen [kee-nen] as a boys' name. The name Keenen means "ancient". Keenen is an alternate spelling of Keenan (Irish, Gaelic): see also Kenan and Keane.

Associated with: ancient (old).


Keenen has 5 variants: Keenon, Kennan, Kennon, Kienan and Kienen.

1 more related form via Keenan: Keen.

Creative forms:
(male) Kelnen, Kinen, ..

(female) Keenenni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keenen Maximus (K.M.), ..

How popular is Keenen?

Keenen is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#60706 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Keenen entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #907 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Keenen are Keenan (#931 a year ago) and Kennon. Other forms, like Kennan, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Keenen was at its apex 18 years ago and has become much lower since, with the form Keenan becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Keenen is pronounced similarly to Kannan, Kannen, Kannon, Kanon, Kenan and Kenyon. Other recommended names are Kaeden, Kaemon, Keagen, Keane, Keefe, Keefer, Keegan, Keegen, Keelan, Keeley, Keelin, Keene, Keeton, Kelden, Kellen, Kelten, Kelven, Kenn, Kenner, Kennet, Kenney, Kernan, Keven, Keyne, Kieren and Vernen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keenen.

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