Meaning and Origin of: Keen
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First name origins & meanings:
- Gaelic : Brave
- English : Sharp; bold
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : from Kene, a short form of the Old English personal name Cēn or Cyne, based on Old English cēne ‘wise’, ‘brave’, ‘proud’.
- Americanized spelling of German Kühn (see Kuehn).
- Robert Keayne (d. 1655) was one of the founders of Boston MA, and is buried in the King’s Chapel Burying Ground there.