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What does Keene mean?

Keene Pronunciation of Keene as a boys' name has the meaning "fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye". Keene is an alternate spelling of Keane (Irish, Gaelic, Old English): actor Edmund Kean.


ASSOCIATED WITH fighter (warrior)


VARIANTS Keyne, Keen, Kean

(male) Kene, ..

(female) Keece, ..

Keene Viraj (K.V.), ..

How popular is Keene?

Keene is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1925 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Keene has not been recorded in the list so far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Keene is alike in pronunciation to Caine, Coyne, Kahn, Kain, Kaine, Kane, Kayne, Ken, Kenn, Keon, Khan, Khanh, Kian and Kiean. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Benne, Berne, Deane, Dene, Gene, Heine, Herne, Keanu, Kearne, Keefe, Keefer, Keeffe, Keegen, Keeley, Keelie, Keely, Keenan, Keenen, Keenon, Keer, Kees, Kelle, Kenner, Kennet, Kenney, Kennie, Kennt, Kenny, Kent, Keoni, Kern, Keven, Keye, Kienen, Kline, Leone, Rene, Renne and Verne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keene.

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