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Keaton has spent many decades on the top 400 list of the Social Security Index, but it is now a top 700 name option. When you hear the name, you may first think of the last name usage like with Diane Keaton. This name, however, became a first name on the top 1,000 list in 1985.

Meaning of the name Keaton:

English: shed town, hawk's town

Origin of the name Keaton:

Keaton originated as a place name in England, also used as a surname for families from that town. The name became popularized in America from celebrities like Diane Keaton who utilized the last name. It joined the top 1,000 list in the late 1980s.

Symbolism of the name Keaton:

Keaton means “shed town” or “hawk's town” as this was the translation of the place name. It retains the same spelling as both the surname and place name.

Baby name: Keaton

Style of the name Keaton:


Gender of the name Keaton:

Keaton is a unisex baby name option, but it is mostly seen among boys.

Pronunciation of the name Keaton:


Number of syllables in the name Keaton:


Emotion evoked from the name Keaton:

Keaton is a baby name that feels energetic and outgoing. It is full of kindness and acceptance.

Alternative spellings for the name Keaton:

  • Keeton
  • Keetun
  • Keyton
  • Keytun
  • Keyten
  • Keaten
  • Keatin
  • Keatyn

Nicknames for the name Keaton:

  • KK
  • Kee
  • Keats
  • Keat
  • Keato
  • Keatie

Popularity of the name Keaton:

Keaton became a top 1,000 name in America in the late twenty-first century as it ranked 869 in 1985. The name became a top 400 option in 1997, remaining on this list until 2012. Keaton has dropped in popularity in the last decade, however, and as of 2020 ranks at number 690.

Related names for the name Keaton:

Great middle names for Keaton and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Keaton:

  • Keaton Stromberg (singer from Emblem3 band)
  • Keaton Henson (singer, “Small Hands”)
  • Keaton Cooke (actor, “A Bread Factory”)
  • Keaton Ellerby (hocker player)
  • Keaton Savage (actor, “Westworld”)
  • Keaton Simons (singer, “When I Go”)

Keatons in popular culture:

  • Keaton (character from “Family Ties”)
  • Keaton (character from “Fire Emblem Fates” video game)
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