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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Keenan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Keenan

"Keenan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of the fair child". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Keenan

Keenan Wynn was an actor. He was most active from 1934 to 1934. Keenan was given the name Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn on July 27th, 1916 in New York City, New York, U.S. He died on October 14th, 1986.

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Keenan Reynolds is a football player. Keenan was born in Antioch, Tennessee.

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Keenan Allen is a football player for the San Diego Chargers. Keenan was born on April 27th, 1992 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Keenan was born on March 20th, 1995 in Elmhurst, Illinois.

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Keenan was born on February 25th, 1993 in Hilo, Hawaii, USA.

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Keenan MacWilliam is an actress, singer, dancer, writer, director, fashion designer, producer, art director, graphic designer, and associate producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Keenan was born on December 26th, 1989.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Keenan

Maynard James Keenan is an alternative metal, art rock, and progressive metal musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Maynard was given the name James Herbert Keenan on April 17th, 1964 in Ravenna, Ohio, United States.

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Blake Harrison is an actor, dance, and dancer. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Blake was given the name Blake Harrison Keenan on July 22nd, 1985 in Peckham.

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Gareth Keenan is an assistant "to the" regional manager, lieutenant in territorial army, lieutenant, and army reserve (united kingdom).

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Pepper Keenan is a heavy metal music, sludge metal, crossover thrash, and hardcore punk musician. He plays Gibson ES-335, Gibson Firebird, Gibson SG, and ESP Viper. His ongoing career started in 1989. Pepper was born on May 8th, 1967.

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Cody Keenan is a political consulting and speechwriter.

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Sinead Keenan is an actress. She was most active from 1999 to present. Sinead was born Sinead Keenan on December 27th, 1977 in Dublin.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1942 7 0 7
1945 10 0 10
1946 13 0 13
1947 18 0 18
1948 10 0 10
1949 12 0 12
1950 13 0 13
1951 13 0 13
1952 11 0 11
1953 17 0 17
1954 18 0 18
1955 31 0 31
1956 11 0 11
1957 44 0 44
1958 66 0 66
1959 68 0 68
1960 106 0 106
1961 60 0 60
1962 97 0 97
1963 120 0 120
1964 98 6 92
1965 69 0 69
1966 93 0 93
1967 79 0 79
1968 66 0 66
1969 84 0 84
1970 115 5 110
1971 106 8 98
1972 112 8 104
1973 102 0 102
1974 119 5 114
1975 125 0 125
1976 128 0 128
1977 115 0 115
1978 137 6 131
1979 158 13 145
1980 190 8 182
1981 178 11 167
1982 182 11 171
1983 238 13 225
1984 217 5 212
1985 282 10 272
1986 279 5 274
1987 299 10 289
1988 338 5 333
1989 405 10 395
1990 606 14 592
1991 685 18 667
1992 667 16 651
1993 619 6 613
1994 602 12 590
1995 636 13 623
1996 606 11 595
1997 726 9 717
1998 498 6 492
1999 451 5 446
2000 421 10 411
2001 384 7 377
2002 373 9 364
2003 382 0 382
2004 391 9 382
2005 389 8 381
2006 394 0 394
2007 372 8 364
2008 322 5 317
2009 310 0 310
2010 307 7 300
2011 269 6 263
2012 248 11 237
2013 209 0 209
2014 278 0 278
2015 227 0 227
2016 272 0 272
2017 233 0 233

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Popularity of Keenan as a first name

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Popularity of Keenan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keenan U.S.
  White 92.87% 64.26%
  African American 2.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keenan

People with the last name Keenan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Keenan

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  • How Popular is the name Keenan? Keenan is the 1,836th most popular name of all time. As a last name Keenan was the 1,765th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keenan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,936 babies born with the first name Keenan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keenan to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keenan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Keenan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keenan is Wednesday, August 6th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Keenan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keenan was in 1997 with a total of 717 babies.
  • Random Keenan Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keenan ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 13 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Keenan: Your name in reverse order is Naneek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eneank. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keenan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,353 people with the last name Keenan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keenan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Keenan 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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