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Boy Name: Keen

Name: Keen
Pronunciation: \keen\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye; ancient
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Kean, Keene, Ken, Kenn, Keon
Similar Names: Deen, Keer, Kern, Keven, Kees
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1624


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

The baby name Keen sounds like Kean, Keene, Ken, Kenn and Keon. Other similar baby names are Deen, Keer, Kern, Keven and Kees.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Keen.


Keen is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1624 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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