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Keefe

First Name
658
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
11k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Keefe

"Keefe" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Handsome, beloved". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Keefe

Keefe Brasselle was an actor and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 1973. Keefe was given the name John Brasselli on February 7th, 1923 in Elyria, Ohio, U.S. He died on July 7th, 1981.

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Keefe Cato is a baseball player. Keefe was born on May 6th, 1957 in Yonkers, New York.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Keefe

Sheldon Keefe is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to 2005. Sheldon was born on September 17th, 1980 in Brampton.

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Tim Keefe was a baseball player. Tim was born on January 1st, 1857 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He left this life on April 23rd, 1933.

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Adam Keefe is a basketball player for the Casademont Girona, Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, and CB Estudiantes. He was most prominent from 1992 to 2003. Adam was born on February 22nd, 1970 in Irvine, California.

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Brian Keefe is a basketball player for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association.

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Dylan Keefe is an alternative rock, grunge, folk rock, modern rock, pop rock, indie rock, and psychedelic rock musician. He plays Bass guitar, Epiphone, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1997 to 1997. Dylan was born on April 11th, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Mike was born on November 6th, 1946.

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How popular is the baby name Keefe in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1952 5 0 5
1953 5 0 5
1954 9 0 9
1955 10 0 10
1956 20 0 20
1957 9 0 9
1958 7 0 7
1959 9 0 9
1960 13 0 13
1962 8 0 8
1963 33 0 33
1964 15 0 15
1965 5 0 5
1966 8 0 8
1967 13 0 13
1968 11 0 11
1969 12 0 12
1970 12 0 12
1971 13 0 13
1972 13 0 13
1973 16 0 16
1974 12 0 12
1975 13 0 13
1976 14 0 14
1977 13 0 13
1978 14 0 14
1979 11 0 11
1980 13 0 13
1981 10 0 10
1982 10 0 10
1983 13 0 13
1984 20 0 20
1985 13 0 13
1986 10 0 10
1987 8 0 8
1988 13 0 13
1989 13 0 13
1990 23 0 23
1991 18 0 18
1992 13 0 13
1993 8 0 8
1994 16 0 16
1995 18 0 18
1996 17 0 17
1997 12 0 12
1998 7 0 7
1999 10 0 10
2000 12 0 12
2001 5 0 5
2002 8 0 8
2004 5 0 5
2005 6 0 6
2006 8 0 8
2007 6 0 6
2008 9 0 9
2010 6 0 6
2012 5 0 5

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Popularity of Keefe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keefe U.S.
  White 95.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keefe

People with the last name Keefe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Keefe

  • How Popular is the name Keefe? Keefe is the 13,506th most popular name of all time. As a last name Keefe was the 3,275th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keefe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 658 babies born with the first name Keefe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keefe to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keefe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Keefe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keefe is Saturday, October 31st, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Keefe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keefe was in 1963 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Keefe Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keefe is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Keefe: Your name in reverse order is Efeek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eefke. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keefe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,028 people with the last name Keefe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keefe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Keefe as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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