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Boy Name: Kean

Name: Kean
Pronunciation: \kean\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: ancient; fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Kian, Keen, Keanu, Ken, Kenn, Keon, Khan
Similar Names: Dean, Jean, Sean, Kearn, Kegan, Kelan, Kenan, Kern, Kevan
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7017


Kean \kean\ as a boy's name is a variant of Cian (Irish, Gaelic) and Keane (Irish, Gaelic, Old English), and the meaning of Kean is "ancient; fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye".

The baby name Kean sounds like Kian, Keen, Keanu, Ken, Kenn, Keon and Khan. Other similar baby names are Dean, Jean, Sean, Kearn, Kegan, Kelan, Kenan, Kern and Kevan.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kean.


Kean is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7017 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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