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What does Keegan mean?

Keegan Pronunciation of Keegan as a boys' name is pronounced KEE-gan. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keegan is "small flame; ardent". Historian John Keegan.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, small (little)


VARIANTS Kagan, Kagen, Keagan, Keagen, Keegen, Keeghan, Kegan



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How popular is Keegan?

Keegan is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3388 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Keegan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #222 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #351 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Keagan (#918 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Keagen and Kegan are the prominent alternative forms of Keegan (#351) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Keegan reached the top of their popularity 10 years ago (MEDIAN #952) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1317, 46.3%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keegan, Keagan, Keagen, Kegan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Beagan, Beegan, Beegin, Beeman, Deegan, Fegan, Feggan, Kaelan, Kealan, Kean, Keelan, Keelin, Keen, Keenan, Keenen, Keenon, Keeton, Keilan, Keiran, Kelan, Kellan, Kelvan, Kenan, Kennan, Kentan (see Kenton), Kernan, Kevan, Keyvan, Kiean, Kienan, Kieran, Reagan, Regan, Teagan, Tegan and Teigan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keegan.

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