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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Keegan

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  • According to a user from South Carolina, United States, the name Keegan is of Irish origin and means "Little fiery one".
  • A user from Maine, United States says the name Keegan is of English origin and means "Welcome".
  • A submission from Minnesota, United States says the name Keegan means "Little fiery one" and is of Irish origin.
  • A user from California, United States says the name Keegan is of Irish origin and means "Little fiery one".
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Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin "son of Aidan".

  1. A surname​ of Irish origin.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Keegan

Keegan Allen is an actor, musician, and photographer. He was most prominent from 2002 to 2002. Keegan was given the name Keegan Phillip Allen on July 22nd, 1989 in California, U.S. Keegan is also known as Allen and Keegan Philip.


Keegan Connor Tracy is an actress. She was most active from 1997 to present. Keegan was given the name Tracy Armstrong on December 3rd, 1971 in Windsor, Ontario.


Keegan Joyce is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Keegan was born on August 25th, 1989.


Keegan was born on June 7th, 1986.



Keegan Lowe is a hockey player for the Carolina Hurricanes in the National Hockey League. He was most prominent from 2013 to present. Keegan was born on March 29th, 1993 in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Keegan

Michelle Keegan is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Michelle was given the name Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan on June 3rd, 1987 in Stockport.


Kevin Keegan is a soccer player for the Scunthorpe United F.C., Liverpool F.C., Hamburger SV, Southampton F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Blacktown City FC, and England national football team. Kevin was born on February 14th, 1951 in Armthorpe, Doncaster, England.


Andrew Keegan is an actor. He has been prominent since 1991. Andrew was given the name Andrew Keegan Heying on January 29th, 1979 in Los Angeles.


Marina was given the name Marina Evelyn Keegan on October 25th, 1989 in Boston. She died on May 26th, 2012.


Mickey was born on February 15th, 1986 in Framingham, Massachusetts. Mickey is also known as Bauer, Max; Bauer, Max Von; Keegan, and Axl.


Colm Keegan is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Colm was given the name Colm Joseph Keegan on August 2nd, 1989.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1965 7 0 7
1969 7 0 7
1970 14 0 14
1971 8 0 8
1972 8 0 8
1973 7 0 7
1974 24 0 24
1975 25 0 25
1976 57 13 44
1977 60 12 48
1978 73 6 67
1979 96 14 82
1980 124 15 109
1981 120 14 106
1982 157 36 121
1983 169 43 126
1984 203 46 157
1985 242 37 205
1986 199 34 165
1987 218 31 187
1988 253 39 214
1989 362 33 329
1990 424 40 384
1991 498 56 442
1992 530 45 485
1993 559 43 516
1994 666 60 606
1995 734 64 670
1996 877 79 798
1997 875 71 804
1998 1,008 80 928
1999 1,039 83 956
2000 1,202 122 1,080
2001 1,270 112 1,158
2002 1,399 115 1,284
2003 1,378 107 1,271
2004 1,410 118 1,292
2005 1,499 109 1,390
2006 1,719 125 1,594
2007 1,887 181 1,706
2008 1,842 160 1,682
2009 1,726 129 1,597
2010 1,563 133 1,430
2011 1,498 130 1,368
2012 1,584 114 1,470
2013 1,599 143 1,456
2014 1,674 118 1,556
2015 1,474 129 1,345
2016 1,402 114 1,288
2017 1,235 122 1,113

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International Interest for Keegan

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Keegan as a first name

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Popularity of Keegan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keegan U.S.
  White 94.50% 64.26%
  African American 0.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keegan

People with the last name Keegan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Keegan

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  • How Popular is the name Keegan? Keegan is the 1,211th most popular name of all time. As a last name Keegan was the 3,450th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keegan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,004 babies born with the first name Keegan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keegan to occupy the territory of Saint Martin (France) with an estimated population of 36,824 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keegan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Keegan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keegan is Thursday, November 28th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Keegan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keegan was in 2007 with a total of 1,706 babies. That's a lot of babies named Keegan!
  • Random Keegan Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keegan ranks 67th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 28 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Keegan: Your name in reverse order is Nageek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kaeeng. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keegan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,354 people with the last name Keegan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keegan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Keegan as their last name.

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