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Boy Name: Keenan

Name: Keenan
Pronunciation: \ke(e)-nan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: ancient
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Kannan, Cannan, Kanon, Conan, Kannon, Kannen, Kenyon
Variant forms: Keen, Keenen, Keenon, Kennan, Kennon, Kienan, Kienen
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1021
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1908


Keenan \ke(e)-nan\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEE-nen. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keenan is "ancient". See also Kenan and Keane. Actors Keenan Wynn, Keenan Ivory Wayans; football player Keenan McCardell.

Keenan has 7 variant forms: Keen, Keenen, Keenon, Kennan, Kennon, Kienan and Kienen.

Baby names that sound like Keenan are Kannan, Cannan, Kanon, Conan, Kannon, Kannen and Kenyon.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Keenan.


Keenan is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1021 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1908 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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