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

What does the name Keke mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Keke

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Keke is of Lesotho origin and means "Keke is a shortened form of a Sotho girl name " Keketso" or "Kekeletso" which means to "multiply". Although it is largely a girl name,there are parts in Lesotho and South Africa where boys are given that name.".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Keke is of African origin and means "Shortening of Dieketeseng".
  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Keke means "Happy soul" and is of Latin origin.
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Keke is of Nigerian origin and means "It is a derivative of the name/word, Nkem. Which means 'Mine'. It is a short for the name, Nkem (Mine or my own). It originates from the Ibo tribe in Nigeria, in west Africa.".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Keke is of English origin and means "Pink flowers, tulips.".
Other origins: Hebrew, Indian (Sanskrit), and Spanish

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kindness, you always show.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Notable Persons Named Keke

Keke Palmer is an actress, singer, songwriter, presenter, and television personality. She has been prominent since 2002. Keke was given the name Lauren Keyana Palmer on August 26th, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois, U.S.


Keke Rosberg is a formula one racer.


Keke Wyatt is a soul music, gospel music, rhythm, blues, and pop music musician. She plays Drum kit, Key, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Keke was given the name Ke'Tara Shavonne Wyatt on March 10th, 1982 in Indianapolis.


Keke was born on February 5th, 1858 in Gambareuli, Gori, Russian Empire. She died on June 4th, 1937.


Keke was born on March 29th, 1934 in Rouyn-Noranda. He breathed his last breath on December 8th, 1995.


Keke Orth is a sports team member for the Thurrock F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Keke

Lil' Keke is a hip hop music rapping. His ongoing career started in 1993. Lil' was given the name Marcus Lakee Edwards on March 29th, 1976.


Kieren Keke is a member of parliament. Kieren was born on June 27th, 1971 in Yaren District.


Harold Keke is a military person.


Wang was born on December 26th, 1984.


Keke is an athlete for the Sertãozinho Futebol Clube.


Uchenna Keke is an athlete for the Abia Warriors F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Keke

  • How Popular is the name Keke? Keke is the 73,604th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Keke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Keke in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Keke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keke is Sunday, June 25th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Keke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keke was in 1973 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Keke: Your name in reverse order is Ekek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Keek. How do you pronounce that?

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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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