Keegan is a bold and unique baby name. Spirited and direct, this name uses the best elements of an Old Irish surname to create contemporary appeal. Keegan is a main character in the Partholon series, and Keegan Butcher-Baker is a character on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Keegan:

Irish: Small flame, ardent, fiery one

Origin of the name Keegan:

Keegan originates from an anglicized and shortened version of Mac Aodhagáin. This name is a double diminutive of the personal name Aodh (taken from the Old Irish word Áed to mean “fiery,” “ardent” or “flame”).

Symbolism of the name Keegan:

Keegan derives ultimately from the Irish name Aodh (meaning “fiery”). Aodh is also the name of the Celtic god of the fiery underworld. The symbol for Aodh is the campfire.

Baby name Keegan

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Gender of the name Keegan:

Keegan is a boy's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Keegan:

The name Keegan evokes feelings of energy and earnestness.

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Nicknames for the name Keegan:

  • Keeg
  • Kee
  • Keegie
  • Key

Popularity of the name Keegan:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Keegan was the 494th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Keegan:

Great middle names for Keegan and their meanings:

  • Archer (bowman)
  • Ennis (island, first choice)
  • Fletcher (arrow maker)
  • Hansen (God's grace, God has favored)
  • Lysander (liberator)
  • Matthias (gift of God)
  • Melvyn (council protector, strong friend, gentle lord)
  • Rhys (enthusiasm, ardor)
  • Russell (red one)
  • Vance (marshland)

Famous people with the name Keegan:

  • Keegan Phillip Allen (actor)
  • Keegan Hansen Bradley (golfer)
  • Keegan Rhys Daniel (rugby player)
  • Keegan DeWitt (composer)
  • Keegan Gerhard (pastry chef)
  • Keegan Michael Key (comedian)
  • Keegan Reginald Pereira (field hockey player)
  • Keegan Edwin Smith (soccer player)
  • Keegan Connor Tracy (actor)

Keegan in popular culture:

  • Keegan (character in the Partholon series by Phyllis Christine Cast)
  • Keegan Butcher-Baker (character on the BBC soap opera EastEnders)