What does Kennan mean?
Kennan [ken-nan] as a boys' name has its root in English, and the meaning of the name Kennan is "ancient". Kennan is an alternate form of Keenan (Irish, Gaelic): see also Kenan and Keane. Kennan is also a variant of Ken (English).
Associated with: ancient (old).
(male) Kelnan, Kinnan, ..
(female) Kenana, Kenen, .. Middle name pairings:
Kennan Deklan (K.D.), ..
How popular is Kennan?
Kennan is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#42677 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Kennan (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Keenan (#931 in 2015), Keenen, Ken (#1751), Kenney, Kennie, Kennon and Kenny (#890). These relations of Kennan reached the top of their popularity 6 decades ago (usage of 0.1%) and have become significantly less widespread since, with versions such as Ken becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Kennan is alike in pronunciation to Cannan, Cannon▲, Conan, Kannan, Kannen, Kannon▲, Kanon, Kenan and Kenyon▼. Other suggested similar names are Annan, Brennan, Denman, Donnan, Fernan, Hannan, Hernan, Keagan, Kealan, Kean, Keegan▲, Keelan, Kegan, Keilan, Keiran, Kelan, Kellan▲, Kelvan, Kendal, Kendon, Kenn, Kennady, Kennard, Kenner, Kennet, Kennt, Kentan (see Kenton), Kentin, Kenton, Kenway, Kernan, Kevan, Keyvan, Kiernan, Tannan and Tennant. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kennan.See names in meaning and etymology.