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Kean Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Kean is of Gaelic and Irish origin.

The meaning of Kean is "ancient".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 3825 in baby name popularity for boys with 27 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Kean Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kean has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kean to other names.


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Related Names

Kean is a form of the name Cian.

Variants of the name Kean include Keane.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Kean in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kean.

Just for fun, see the name Kean in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.