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Keagan is an uplifting traditional baby name for boys. Reminiscent of ancient Celtic culture, the name Keagan fits effortlessly into modern-day life. Keagan Egott was the name of a character in the World of Io series, and Keagan Maddox is a character in The Academy series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Keagan:

Irish: Small flame, ardent fire, descendant of the fiery one

Keagan is an alternative spelling of Keegan. This name derives from the Irish clan name or surname Mac Aodhagáin (meaning “descendant of Aodhagán”). The name Aodhagán was a diminutive of the Old Irish name Aodh, and the root is the Old Irish term Áed (meaning “fiery” or “ardent flame”). Given these origins, Keagan can be interpreted to mean “small flame, ardent fire, descendant of the fiery one”.

Symbolism of the Name Keagan:

Keagan is a variation of Keegan (meaning “fiery” or “flame”). Both names derive from the Old Irish name Aodh. In Celtic mythology, Aodh is also the name of the ruler of the underworld. The symbol of Aodh was the campfire or bonfire.

Nicknames for the Name Keagan:

Prospective parents may find it challenging to come up with a suitable nickname for Keagan. Fortunately, we're here to help! Check out our full list of nicknames for Keagan:

  • Keagie
  • Egan
  • Kee
  • Key
  • Keo
  • Agan
  • Ego
  • Keag
  • KK
  • Kio
  • Ago
  • Gano

Style of the Name Keagan:


Gender of the Name Keagan:

Keagan is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the Name Keagan:


Number of Syllables in the Name Keagan:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Keagan:

The name Keagan evokes feelings of agility and ardor.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Keagan:

  • Keegan 
  • Kegan
  • Keaghan
  • Keagen
  • Kaegan
  • Keigan

Popularity of the Name Keagan:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Keagan was the 1,153rd most popular baby name for boys in 2020. The name last ranked on the top 1,000 list in 2018.

Great Middle Names for Keagan and Their Meanings:

  • Alexander (defender of men)
  • Alvin (elf friend, old friend)
  • Douglas (dark stream, green river)
  • George (farmer, earth worker)
  • Grady (noble, illustrious, distinguished)
  • Joseph (God will add, God will increase)
  • Maverick (independent)
  • Quentin (fifth)
  • Roarke (champion, ruler)
  • Roscoe (roebuck forest)
  • Shane (God is gracious)
  • Solomon (peace)
  • Vernon (alder tree grove)

Famous People with the Name Keagan:

  • Keagan Clint Africa (cricketer)
  • Keagan Wilbur Buchanan (soccer player)
  • Keagan Capps (dancer and choreographer)
  • Keagan Larenzo Dolly (soccer player)
  • Keagan Girdlestone (racing cyclist)
  • Keagan Johannes (rugby union player)
  • Keagan Kang (actor)
  • Keagan LeJeune (folklorist)
  • Keagan Simmons (cricketer)
  • Keagan Thomas (golfer)
  • Keagan (cartographer in the Ultima IX series)
  • Keagan Egott (character in the World of Io series)
  • Keagan Maddox (character in The Academy series)
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