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Boy Name: Keegan

Name: Keegan
Pronunciation: \ke(e)-gan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: small flame; ardent
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Hugo
Variant forms: Kagan, Kagen, Keagan, Keagen, Keegen, Keeghan, Kegan
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3631


Keegan \ke(e)-gan\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEE-gan. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keegan is "small flame; ardent". Historian John Keegan.

Keegan has 7 variant forms: Kagan, Kagen, Keagan, Keagen, Keegen, Keeghan and Kegan.

For more information, see also the related name Hugo.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Keegan.


Keegan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3631 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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